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Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice

Brown University
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The Brown/ Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs in Acting and Directing seeks applicants for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice position as Interim Head of Voice and Speech. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. We seek applicants eager to work with current faculty to continue to envision and advance conservatory training rooted in principles of equity and anti-racism. The successful applicant will place a focus on preparing our artists and makers for dynamic careers across different modes of theater and performance.

The Interim Head of Voice and Speech will teach in and supervise all areas of the MFA Acting and Directing Programs that are connected to vocal work, and interact with all MFA actors during their training. We seek a candidate with facility in curricular design for voice, speech, singing, and dialects, and with experience teaching at the graduate level. A solid understanding of the Alexander technique in relation to voice work is preferred. The Head of Voice and Speech collaborates with the faculty to mentor student productions, support faculty development towards best practices in equity and anti-racism, assist in long-term departmental planning, and support the program through faculty meetings and committee work, our graduate Showcase, and Recitals.

Qualified applicants will have at least 5 years of experience teaching at the conservatory and/ or university level. A BA is required, MFA preferred. We welcome applicants whose work engages a diverse range of pedagogies. Brown University and Brown/ Trinity Rep seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, viewpoints, and ways of knowing and learning. A commitment to Brown’s diversity and inclusion action plan is essential.

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