Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama invites you to apply for a full year appointment as a Special Visiting Faculty in Acting.
This position is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. It will be necessary for you to be in residence in Pittsburgh, PA, for the academic year.
Position term: August 2021- May 2022
The candidate is asked to describe how their professional experience, teaching experience, and/or education background prepares them for this position.
In this role, you will:
Teach undergraduate students in Acting I, an introductory Acting class, including games, improvisation, and foundational terminology.
Teach undergraduate students in Acting II, an intermediate contemporary scene study class.
Teach undergraduate class in Acting III, an advanced scene study class that identifies and explores diverse cultures in theater through research and scene study of contemporary plays.
Attend faculty meetings in the Acting/Music Theater Option as well as the greater School of Drama and Carnegie Mellon University community.
Serve as an advisor/acting coach for productions within the School of Drama.
Support the School's ongoing efforts towards anti-racism and anti-oppression.
Take part in the daily life and culture of the school.
Be a positive and contributing member of a committed and collaborative faculty team.
During your time in the School of Drama, you will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are deeply committed to growing and retaining our diversity and committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas, which influence and improve the world at large. Your voice and participation in advancing these goals will be welcomed when you become a citizen in our community. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated through professional experience and/or teaching an ongoing commitment to anti-racist and social justice practice. We look for a broader lens of our times, the work, and the evolving conversation.
We expect an in-depth understanding of the acting fundamentals rooted in Stanislavski. In addition, it is hoped that the candidate's professional and teaching background will include a knowledge of various acting techniques. A comprehensive grounding in plays, with an emphasis on contemporary and new works, is sought and an understanding of the current trends in the theater as well as experience in the professional world are crucial.
The ideal candidate would possess adaptability to work within the current curriculum while also offering your own methods. Additional expertise or experience in another area such as acting for the camera, movement, directing, etc., is welcomed. Familiarity with musical theater, and its multiple disciplines, is a plus.
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the School combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the leadership and enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity.
Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2021
To apply, please submit the following:
● Cover Letter
● Teaching Philosophy
● Three references including contact information
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Internal Number: 85034
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.