Associate or Assistant Professor Theatre – Acting Movement SpecialistCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS Theatre and DanceAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor of Theatre – Acting and Movement Specialist. The position will commence August 16, 2022. Required Education and Experience:
We are in the process of re-envisioning the structure of our MFA actor training and student experiences in preparation for their 21st century careers and seek an enterprising colleague to join us. Successful candidates will have expertise in acting practices such as, but not limited to, Stanislavski, Uta Hagan, Meisner, Michael Chekov, Stella Adler, Lee Strasburg, Practical Aesthetics, community-based theatre practice or heightened text. Candidate will have special expertise in one or more movement modalities such as, but not limited to, Lecoq, Suzuki, Martial Arts/Tai Chi, Laban, Alexander, Mask, Mime, Capoeira, devising techniques, physical theatre, Yoga, Noh Theatre, Tap, Jazz dance, Musical Theatre choreography and repertoire, Roth, Viewpoints, Barba and Grotowski, Kuttiyatam/Bharatnatyam dance training, West Java/Balinese dance training, African Dance, Social Dance, BOS Technique, or stage combat. The Associate or Assistant Professor of Theatre – Acting and Movement Specialist will promote student advancement in the classroom/studio and through experiential learning in the production program in collaboration with our accomplished faculty and internationally recognized guest artists. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring, and have significant accomplishments in creative achievement. Experience or interest in working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels is highly desirable, along with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing development of culturally responsive practice. Successful candidates will be dedicated to building a learning environment of inclusivity, collaboration, equity and excellence. Responsibilities include teaching courses in acting and movement dynamics for undergraduate and graduate actors and in other theatre performance areas as qualified. The normal teaching load is 3/3. Contribution to the Department’s production program as an acting/movement coach and/or choreographer is expected. Directing opportunities are available. Additional duties include advising students, assisting in student recruitment, and supervising students as teaching assistants and in creative projects. Service on departmental and university committees is expected, as is contribution to program design and curricular development to prepare students for the future in performance practice.
The successful applicant should have a Ph.D.. or M.F.A. with an (exceptional ) record of professional creative achievement in theatrical productions. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, course development , advising, mentoring, research/creative work (individually and with students), service and grant proposal writing. Successful candidates should also expect to supervise students and creative /research endeavors. Preferred Qualifications:
Interest in developing innovative curricula that reflects current trends in the field, as well as university initiatives, is expected. A strong record of scholarship, both creative and theoretical work, and a demonstrated record of professional stewardship in the field at the national level is required.
Preferred qualifications of successful candidates should include a proven record of academic leadership with knowledge of assessment and program evaluation, production and/or artistic management, and mentoring of students within the university setting. A candidate possessing these qualifications will have the potential opportunity of leadership in the future development of the theatre program.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2022Job Open Date:
11/02/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, the name and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The search committee will begin reviewing application materials mid-November 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the search and/or the position may be directed to the department chair, Jim Hunter at [email protected]. Quicklink for Posting:
This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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