The Theater Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, seeks a dynamic and collaborative colleague for a full-time, non tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor of professional practice. This position entails teaching within the department's BFA acting program as well as pursuing creative activity and/or scholarship within the field and contributing service to the department and the school, including involvement in the program's national and international recruitment efforts. Qualified applicants will have professional experience in the field as well as demonstrated teaching success, bringing to the role substantial knowledge of different acting techniques, theatrical repertoire, and current industry trends. The successful candidate will have experience training for on-camera work and/or directing, with preference given to candidates who have experience teaching first-year Meisner progression and who also possess a vision for adapting this technique to meet the needs of the 21st century. The ideal candidate will also bring a demonstrated commitment to furthering efforts toward anti-racism, anti-sexism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate must be able to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty in multiple disciplines across the school as well as with students, staff, and school leadership. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching a range of courses each academic year, advising and mentoring students, directing and/or advising on productions, and assisting with the annual Actor Showcase in accordance with the candidate's areas of expertise.
This position is an academic-year appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor of professional practice (non tenure-track) with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. For best consideration, apply by May 19, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions, email Lisa Passalacqua at email@example.com. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of four references (who will not be contacted unless candidates advance in the process), and a one- to two-page statement that speaks to the candidate's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to the potential to mentor and empower historically underrepresented or marginalized faculty, staff, and students.
Minimum Education and Experience:
MFA in Acting or equivalent professional experience.
Posting Number: 22FA0575
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 164009
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