Open Rank Search: Assistant Professor Adjunct/Associate Professor Adjunct/Professor in the Practice
Chair of the Acting Program
Reporting to the Dean of Yale School of Drama (YSD), oversee all activities of, teach classes in, and serve as mentor to students in the Acting Program. Specifically:
Teaching and Mentoring
Promote a commitment to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of YSD.
Establish curriculum and class schedule, balancing pedagogical needs with budgetary constraints, faculty and space availability.Â Ensure ongoing faculty and student evaluation of curriculum.
Teach two (2) to three (3) courses in the Program in area of expertise.Â
Oversee quality of teaching; participate in review of faculty.Â Ensure ongoing student review.
Establish and communicate departmental expectations and requirements to acting students. Support, guide, encourage and evaluate their progress.
Production Supervision and Participation
Work in a professional capacity, as appropriate to the candidateâ€™s area of expertise, at Yale Repertory Theatre (YRT).
Attend all School and Yale Rep productions.Â Hold conferences with students to discuss their production work.
Attend rehearsals; offer guidance.
Oversee First Year Project, including, but not limited to, picking project, hiring director, casting, and serving as artistic director for production.
Oversee third year scene showcase in New York and Los Angeles.Â Coordinate preparations with NYU and UCSD. Engage in scene selection process with students.Â Serve as artistic director for final presentation.
Recruiting and Casting
In concert with Acting Program faculty, select incoming class, including but not limited to, auditioning students, conducting callbacks, prioritizing top choices and alternates, following-up with admitted students concerning site visits, financial aid and matriculation.
Cast all School productions and YRT understudies.Â Work in concert with Artistic Director concerning casting of students in YRT productions.Â Meet with student directors and playwrights, when appropriate.Â Â Balance opportunities and challenges for actors with quality of experience for directors and playwrights.Â
Collaborate with Deans and YSD Chairs to determine strategy and policy, promoting anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of operation.
Hire faculty, including but not limited to, conducting searches, interviews; setting up and observing demonstration classes, calling references.Â In concert with Dean and Associate Dean/Managing Director establish salaries; negotiate salaries.
Select, contract and supervise Lecturers, visiting faculty and workshop leaders.
Determine, oversee and monitor Acting Program budget.Â Oversee departmental work-study.
Handle requests for information about the program from prospective faculty, students, and the field, as well as recommendations for students and graduates as appropriate.
Represent Program and serve as primary department liaison and expert resource in and outside the University.
Other related duties as requested by Dean.
Internal Number: 79989
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