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Assistant Professor, Acting

University of Northern Iowa
Job Location:
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Job Category: Faculty

Type of Position: Tenure-Track

Full Consideration Date: Monday, October 31, 2022

Advertising Started on: Friday, October 14, 2022

College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences

Department: Theatre

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Service Schedule: Academic Year

Position Description:
The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Theatre seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Acting, starting in January 2023. Duties include directing one mainstage production (or performing or coaching) annually and meeting the service obligations required of all faculty. This position will teach nine credit hours per semester. The Department of Theatre mounts two main stage productions per semester, and is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.

Education Requirements:
MFA in Theatre required.

Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include professional performance, directing or coaching experience; and ability to offer introductory and advanced coursework in Acting involving multiple methodologies.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assignments; teaching experience that draws from methodologies other than the traditional Western approaches; experience in Acting for the Camera or Devised Theatre work; experience providing dialect coaching for productions; experience in offering performance-based workshops to high school populations as part of departmental recruitment efforts; experience teaching coursework focusing on playscript analysis; and experience in foundational coursework for Theatre majors.

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Professional References:
Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References:

Cover Letter:
A plain text cover letter is required.

Eric Lange -
Communication Arts Center 257

Phone: 319-273-6833
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