Job Description

Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing

Posting Numberreq9697
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentTheatre and Dance (652A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

Teaching: Teach three courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level. Qualified candidates will be able to teach all levels of acting and directing, with secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: devising; community engagement; voice; movement; Latinx performance; indigenous performance; diverse styles and techniques within contemporary performance practice.

Research/Creative Activity: Maintain artistic activity and research that leads to performance and/or publication via appropriate platforms. Practice-as-research and community-engaged research are welcome.

Service: Collaborate with faculty and support initiatives related to the development of undergraduate and graduate theatre curriculum and building strong BA, MA, and MFA degrees; mentor and advise undergraduate theatre majors; serve on thesis and dissertation committees; mentor undergraduate and graduate projects; direct theatre productions in rotation with other theatre faculty members; serve on various departmental, college, and university committees.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A) MFA, MA, or or ten years of professional experience.

B) Two years studio teaching experience at the university level in acting and directing, at the time of hire.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A) Three years teaching experience at the university level in acting and directing.

B) Expertise and teaching experience at the university level in two or more of the following: devising; community engagement; voice; movement; Latinx performance; indigenous performance; diverse styles and techniques within contemporary performance practice.

C) Evidence of professional performance experience.

D) Evidence of a body of creative work.

E) Clear research agenda and/or creative inquiry and artistic goals.

F) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsAttach 1) Cover Letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) teaching statement 4) research statement or artist's statement 5) links to videos of creative work and/or copies of scholarly publications 6) names and contact information of three references.Dept. Contact Sarah Lentz 505-277-2737 slentz@unm.edu

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 9/10/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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