The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Music and Performing Arts at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023.
Job responsibilities include Provide instruction in theatre performance and related courses in theatre, such as acting for stage and screen, voice, movement, and/or directing. The successful candidate will have experience teaching a broad range of introductory and advanced-level acting for stage and screen courses, and/or directing courses for majors, minors, and/or non-majors (general education). Courses may include Acting, Basic Acting for non-Majors, Acting for the Camera, Voice, Movement, Directing, Audition Portfolio, and/or Theatre Experience. This position will include directing mainstage and secondary productions as part of the Belmont Theatre and Dance season as well as serving as the Coordinator for the theatre minor. Participation in recruiting locally and nationally is expected. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in field (ABD considered). A professional profile in theatre, film, and/or television, union membership, and professional affiliations are preferred qualifications. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 must be attached to complete the online application.
Skills and Abilities: Commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction. Excellent teaching skills. Ability to supervise undergraduate students. Demonstrated commitment to student recruitment and retention. Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Applicant should demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through programming and instructional content. Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work. Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements and are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Some experience teaching theatre at the undergraduate level is preferred. Professional performance experience in theatre, film, and/or television is preferred.
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About Belmont University
Belmont University seeks to attract and retain active, culturally and academically diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Belmont is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named a "Most innovative" university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of over 8,450 students who come from every state and 25 countries. The university's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs. With more than 90 areas of study, 22 master's programs and six doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.
Belmont's Department of Theatre and Dance is a student-centered professional training program that prepares students for work in a variety of entertainment fields. The Department of Theatre & Dance is committed to a liberal arts foundation as an e...ffective means of preparing students who want to pursue theatre as a life's work. This commitment is reflected in the system of training that stresses the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the theatrical performance and production process.
The College of Music and Performing Arts at Belmont University is a vibrant creative community serving undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally recognized, accredited programs in
Music, Theatre, and Dance. Artist/mentor faculty along with world-class performances, vibrant guest artists, dynamic teaching, and study abroad opportunities combine to provide a 21st century path for
student excellence, artistry and creativity in an inclusive student-centered, Christian environment.