The Brown/ Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs in Acting and Directing seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of the Practice position as Head of Voice and Speech. We seek applicants eager to work with current faculty to envision and advance conservatory training rooted in principles of equity and anti-racism. The successful applicant will place a focus on preparing our artists and makers for dynamic careers across different modes of theater and performance.
The Head of Voice and Speech will teach in and supervise all areas of the MFA Acting and Directing Programs that are connected to vocal work, and interact with all MFA actors and directors during their training. They will design and implement curriculum for a three-year progression of voice, speech, and dialects, teaching graduate students and occasionally undergraduates. The Head of Voice and Speech collaborates with the faculty to mentor student productions, facilitates inter-departmental reviews of curriculum and supports faculty development towards best practices in equity and anti-racism, selects and advises student Voice and Speech mentors, addresses opportunities for team-teaching and long-term departmental planning, and supports the program through faculty meeting and committee work, our graduate Showcase, and Recitals.
Qualified applicants will have at least 5 years of experience teaching at the conservatory and/ or university level. A BA is required, MFA preferred. We welcome applicants whose work engages a diverse range of pedagogies. We are committed to inclusive representations of diverse gender, ethnic, neurodiverse and racial identities, as well as diverse modes of production and theatrical and performance literature, and welcome applicants who share this vision and expertise. A commitment to Brown's diversity and inclusion action plan is essential. The initial appointment is for 3 years, and can be renewed following an evaluation based on the quality of teaching, service, and creative work.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and statement of their approach and commitment to diversity and inclusion (which can touch on teaching, performance, service, etc.), and short list of recommenders. Letters of recommendation will be solicited later in the search process. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but best consideration will be given to materials submitted by April 1, 2022. This position is scheduled to start July 2022.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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