Storrs Mansfield, Tolland County
Mar 07, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor In Residence, non-tenure track position in Voice for the Actor.

The department is seeking an experienced voice and speech teacher with demonstrated abilities in the fundamentals of voice, speech and text, efficient warm-up, principles of vocal health and the use of voice in extremes, the principles of grammar and language in a variety of dramatic genres including Shakespeare, classical and contemporary speech, character and archetypal voice, voiceovers as well as the ability to teach International Phonetic Alphabet and acquisition of dialect.

Successful candidates will teach BFA and MFA actors, conduct individual tutorials with voice students involving vocal issues and with the possibility of coaching 1-3 productions (voice, speech, dialect)  for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s 2014 - 15 season.

Minimum Qualifications:  MFA from a substantial Actor Training Program or Professional Equivalent; record of teaching voice for professional actors; and a clear understanding of the workings of a professionally focused theatre department.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to a candidate with proven ability to integrate voice and speech processes into a BFA and/or MFA Professional Actor Training Program with the intention of preparing an actor with voice and speech skills and understandings that free the creative imagination, unlock the actor from habitual usage, and support healthy, expressive and clear communication.  The candidate will ideally possess certification in one of the comprehensive, holistic approaches to voice training.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative approach to the unique mission of professional training as well as the ability to support and participate collaboratively with a professional faculty, artistic staff and student body.

This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with an expected start date of August 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.

Please submit a letter of application, three (3) references and current CV via Husky Hire.  Application will be accepted until April 6, 2014.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on April 6, 2014.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.