The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting beginning August 2021. The position has a possibility of renewal the following year. Our program is NAST accredited with a robust production season of five main stage productions including a musical and annual dance concert, as well as an active student-produced studio season. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include teaching foundational and advanced acting classes for majors. Other responsibilities may include the following:
Teaching courses such as Black Theatre Workshop and/or Social Action Theatre
Coaching student actors for audition preparation
Directing in the main stage season
There is also an expectation of research and/or creative work, service, and mentoring, consistent with the rank of assistant professor at a Research l institution. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to teach B.A. undergraduate students in a liberal arts context and strong ties to the profession.
When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials: cover letter of introduction, Diversity Equity & Inclusion statement (upload under Specific Request 1), Research/Creative Activity statement (upload under Specific Request 2), Teaching Philosophy(upload under Specific Request 3), Curriculum Vitae and link to website if available. Please also include the names and contact information for three additional references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.
Review of applications begins on June 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.
More information on the department can be found at https://finearts.uky.edu/theatre-dance
Position Time Status: Full-Time
MFA or terminal degree required
Required Related Experience:
College teaching experience preferred
Required License/Registration/Certification :
University Community of Inclusion:
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