Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting

Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting
Organization: University of the Arts, Ira Brind School of Theater
Location: Philadelphia, Center City

Description:
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, under the new leadership of Joanna Settle, Director, is a thriving undergraduate, professional training program offering BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theater, Directing, Playwriting and Production, and Design and Technology to 300 students, has an opening for a full-time faculty member to teach acting. The Ira Brind School is part of the College of Performing Arts in the University of the Arts and is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia, at the heart of a vibrant theatrical community.

The candidate should be capable of contributing to the immediate development of the Acting Program. A broad knowledge of methodologies across the core disciplines (acting, movement and voice and speech) is desirable. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential, as is a sense of adventure, commitment to collaboration and a curiosity about the medium of theater and its potential.

Responsibilities:
• Teach Freshman Acting Studio
• Related teaching.
• Student academic advising and mentoring
• School, College and University service
• Faculty and Student recruitment
• Possible direction of Student Productions

Requirements:
The candidate should have an MFA, at least 5 years teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level and professional experience as an actor and/or director.

Contract: 3 year renewable at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin September 2014.

Qualified applicants should submit letter of application and CV or resume and three professional references to: Brind Acting Professor Search, c/o Catherine Logan, The University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. For full consideration applications are requested by February 14, 2014; the position will remain open until filled.

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The University of the Arts is an ADA, Equal Opportunity Employer committed to encouraging diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.