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Regular Faculty, Acting & Directing

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Position Information

Position Title Regular Faculty, Acting & Directing
Location Moscow
Division/College College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department Theatre Arts and Film
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Regular Faculty
Tenure Tracking Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Interim/Term Appointment No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable
Position Type Permanent
Pay Range $55,000
Type of Appointment Academic Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

The University of Idaho’s Theatre Arts Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Acting and Directing. The appointment begins August 13, 2018. The department seeks a dedicated professional to play an active role in the collaborative culture of our faculty. A successful candidate will deliver curriculum in acting and directing, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in professional creative activity in accordance with the University’s mission and long-term strategic goals.


Job Duty Function Teaching and Advising
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Supports Theatre Arts’ BA, BS, BFA, and MFA degree programs.

Duties include but are not limited to teaching a progression of studio acting classes that concentrate on text work and scene study, including Shakespeare. The faculty member in this 3/3 teaching position will direct one production each year; the directing assignment is equivalent to a three-credit course and is considered part of the teaching load.

Support undergraduate and graduate students through academic advising, mentoring, and jury/portfolio reviews.

Job Duty Function Scholarship and Creative Activities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly/creative agenda for future tenure consideration. Expectations can be met through various activities:
• Publication (play scripts, texts, articles, scholarly criticism, etc.)
• Presentation (conference panels, workshops, presentations, etc.)
• Creative Activity (taking a primary leadership role in theatre or film production as a playwright, director, designer, actor, dramaturg, etc.)

Job Duty Function Outreach
Job Duties/Responsibilities

All faculty are expected to participate in outreach; expectations can be met in various ways:
• Regional, national, and international collaboration (interdisciplinary partnerships, participation in professional organizations, community engagement, etc.)
• Off-campus recruitment activities at professional conferences

Job Duty Function University Services and Leadership
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Attend regular faculty meetings and contributes to the collegiality of the department.

Faculty members contribute to the shared governance of the university, college, and department through:
• Committee service


Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Theatre
• Experience teaching at the university level
• Demonstrated knowledge of Acting and Directing
• Evidence of professional creative activity

Preferred Qualifications

• A record of inclusive pedagogy and of engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
• Experience teaching Shakespearean acting.
• Experience teaching Voice and Movement for the actor.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Number F000664P
Posting Date 03/06/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants who apply before April 6, 2018 will be given first consideration.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
  4. Research/Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

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