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POSITION: Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Performance and Acting

DEPARTMENT: Ira Brind School of Theatre, University of the Arts

SUMMARY: The Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts, a thriving undergraduate, professional training program offering BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing, Playwriting and Production, Design and Technology to 300 students, has an opening for a full-time faculty member to teach Musical Theater Performance and /or 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 both the Acting and the Musical Theater Programs. A broad knowledge of methodologies across the core disciplines (acting and singing in particular) is desirable, as is the capability to direct student productions. A commitment to collaboration and excellent communication and organizational skills are essential.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Teaches two sections for one semester of Junior Acting Studio (Poetic Realism): 12 hours a week
  • Teaches two sections for one semester of Contemporary Scene Study: 12 hours a week
  • Teaches 2 semesters of Musical Theater Performance: 4 hours a week

Possible alternatives: Artistic direction of the Polyphone Festival of New Musicals, direction of annual Showcase, and Professional Preparation courses.

  • Student academic advising and mentoring
  • School, College and University service

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • The candidate should have an MFA, at least 5 years teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level and significant professional experience as a performer or director.

3 year renewable at the Assistant level to begin January 2019.

The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers
since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate
across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in
visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only
leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose.
Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s
Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries,
museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a current CV, letter of application, audio and/or
video recordings, and three letters of reference to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the
Subject line.

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