The Department of Theatre seeks to hire a Visiting Guest Artist with the title of Assistant Professor-Fixed Term in the field of Acting—position to begin February 21, 2022 through March 26, 2022 (these dates include MSU’s spring break 3/7-3/11). Housing is included. The ideal candidate is a global majority educator and artist who is passionate about classical theatre, the Michael Chekhov Technique, and incorporating inclusive pedagogies in the classroom.
Principal duties include part-time coverage of one graduate and one undergraduate acting course during a faculty member’s temporary absence. The faculty member will work with the successful candidate to create the curricula for the classes being covered. The first course is a 6 hours/week undergraduate course titled “Classical Acting,” which will be focused primarily on the partnering of Shakespearean texts with tools from the Michael Chekhov technique. The second course is a 6 hours/week graduate course exploring the Michael Chekhov Technique. In addition to teaching two classes, the candidate will lead two special two-hour programs based on the candidate’s expertise for the Department during their time at MSU (supplemental workshop, lecture, or creative project). Candidates will be expected to follow the protocol and expectations of teaching responsibilities within the Department of Theatre.
The preferred candidate will have experience teaching and/or performing classical texts including Shakespeare, experience teaching the Michael Chekhov Technique, and evidence of commitment to antiracist and inclusive pedagogy in theatrical practice.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -MFA in Theatre
MFA in Theatre or equivalent professional experience
Professional experience in acting; recent experience preferred
Evidence of commitment to antiracist and inclusive pedagogy in theatrical practice
3 or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Experience in teaching the Michael Chekhov Technique.
Experience teaching and/or performing classical texts including Shakespeare.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
(a) a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position;
(b) curriculum vitae;
(c) A document summarizing experience with diversity in the classroom and/or past research and administrative endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence (http://inclusion.msu.edu);
(d) the names and email addresses of 3 references. Reference letters and communication will be requested directly from reference providers.
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Review of applications will begin 10/29/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu Posting Number 742598. For further information, contact Rob Roznowski, Head of Acting & Directing and Search Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is committed to increasing the diversity of our students and inclusive practices in our performances and curriculum. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations. Women, BIPOC individuals and those from historically underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
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