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Assistant Professor of Acting
Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah
Date Posted 02/11/2021
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Theatre And Dance
Salary $49,000 - $50,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Theatre, Dance & Arts Administration in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University invites applications with expertise in acting for a tenure track position in theatre at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will teach and mentor students within both a BFA and BA/BS degree program. The candidate will offer courses in acting and their area of focus. Other duties include student career and academic advising, student recruitment, service to departmental, college, and university committees, opportunities to teach in additional areas, and other duties as assigned. Excellence in teaching, creative/scholarly activity, and service is expected. An MFA or PhD is required for this position. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Other qualifications include prior college teaching experience, a record of artistic/scholarly achievement and professional experience in acting or directing. Position effective August 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses in acting and related disciplines
  • Artistic/scholarly achievement required
  • Student advisement and career planning
  • Participation in the collaborative process
  • University/College/Department service
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Opportunities to direct departmental productions
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • MFA or PhD in Acting, Directing, or a closely related field
  • Professional experience in acting or directing
  • A specialization in any of the following: musical theatre, movement, stage combat, or a specific acting technique
  • College teaching experience
  • Prior record of artistic/scholarly achievement
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in directing on the regional and/or university level
  • Strong connections to industry

Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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