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Visiting Assistant Professor - Theatre (Acting/Directing)

Oakland University Rochester, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
# Position Information

## Job Description Summary

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.

## Minimum Qualifications

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: 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:

## EEO Statement

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

*Job Title:* Visiting Assistant Professor - Theatre (Acting/Directing)

*Requisition No.:* 0000448

*School/College & Department/Program Summary:* Oakland University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) is a leading center of performing arts education in southeast Michigan, offering outstanding educational and performance opportunities to undergraduate, graduate students, and community members. SMTD students learn and grow as musicians, actors, dancers, designers, arts educators and researchers in a collaborative and supportive environment.

*Oakland University Standard Language:* Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

*Open Date:* 05/21/2019

*Open Until Filled:* Yes

*Job Category:* Visiting Faculty

Oakland University


Rochester, MI