The preferred candidate will hold an MFA or have professional equivalence. A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience is desired. Proficiency, though not necessarily certification, in the principles of breath work and voice production for the actor is desired, along with a familiarity of prominent techniques, which might include but not be limited to Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Lessac, Alexander Technique, and ritual song. A background in dialects and an ability to discuss with students their progress in text analysis and the International Phonetic Alphabet would be a plus.
The candidate will mentor a community of undergraduates with diverse backgrounds. The candidate whose experience reflects work with and/or teaching diverse communities is preferable.
Responsibilities will include teaching voice within the BFA conservatory program, guiding students in production, voice coaching selected productions, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Establishing and/or maintaining professional engagements is encouraged. The position will accommodate to the particular talents and skill sets of the successful candidate, so all who broadly fit the description above are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity, equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas that influence and improves our world at large.
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the University is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it’s on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.