The Department of Theatre within a highly integrated School of Music, Theatre and Dance seeks a full-time, one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre – Acting/Directing to teach courses in the BFA Acting and Musical Theatre programs beginning August 15, 2019. Based on their areas of specialization and interest, the candidate will be expected to teach a selection of undergraduate courses that may include but are not limited to: script analysis, scene study technique, classical text, and audition skills; serve as a director on mainstage and/or second stage plays and musicals; provide coaching; advising; and help graduating students pursue their career objectives. Experience and interest in other areas – such as acting for the camera, dramaturgy, voice and movement, etc. – are a plus. Candidates with specializations in one or more of the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: African American theatre, Asian theatre, Latinx theatre, and other multicultural/global perspectives. Successful candidates will have an understanding of performance practice in contemporary and classical work, a strong working knowledge of the directing process, an enthusiastic commitment to teaching undergraduate students, a positive collaborative approach to working with fellow artists, and the ability to support students' transition into the professional world. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
MFA in Acting and/or Directing, or PhD in Theatre or comparable degree; professional production experience (Directing/Acting/Dramaturgy, etc.); university teaching experience or the ability to demonstrate potential teaching effectiveness.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial), a teaching statement and a diversity statement to: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/16339. Letters from three references will be solicited electronically during the online application process. For full consideration, please apply by June 15th, 2019. Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Questions may be directed to David Gram, Chair, Acting/Directing Search Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 16339
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.