Acting Faculty – Tenure Track
Movement and Acting Specialist
The Department of Theater and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2019. This position presents an opportunity to join a vibrant faculty within a growing department that offers four disciplines of study: Acting & Directing, Dance, Technical Theater, and Stage Management, as well as a new B.F.A. in Acting. Applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s of Fine Arts in Acting, three years teaching at the university or conservatory level, and a proven record of professional theater work. Preference given to those candidates that have a strong experience teaching Acting (all levels) and a movement specialist in three or more of the following areas: Clown, LeCoq Technique, neutral and character mask, Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Suzuki Technique, Laban, The Alexander Technique (certification), Yoga (E-RYT 500) and Viewpoints. The department works closely with the Conservatory of Music’s nationally recognized Music Theatre program and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland’s professional classical theatre company.
The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and research. All faculty members are expected to participate in professional development activities, assist students in their personal and professional development, and participate in university and departmental service as well as faculty governance. Also necessary is a record of accomplishment in working with students, colleagues, and community members with multicultural and intercultural perspectives.
The University offers an outstanding benefits package, and seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The benefits package includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. Baldwin Wallace University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, age, disabilities, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs.
Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive institution in the liberal arts tradition and is located 15 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland. Baldwin Wallace enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduate day students, 250 part-time students in evening and weekend programs, and 900 full and part-time graduate students.
Applications must be submitted online at https://www.bw.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit via one (1) Word document or one (1) PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching and professional work must be uploaded at the time of application. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.