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Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting (tenure-track/tenured)
Rutgers University

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting (tenure-track/tenured)
University Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Department Mason Gross School of the Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
The Theater Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, seeks a dynamic and collaborative colleague for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This position entails teaching within the department’s BFA acting program as well as pursuing creative activity and/or scholarship within the field and contributing service to the department and the school, including involvement in the program’s national and international recruitment efforts. Qualified applicants will have professional experience in the field as well as demonstrated teaching success, bringing to the role substantial knowledge of different acting techniques, theatrical repertoire, and current industry trends. The successful candidate will have experience training for on-camera work and/or directing, with preference given to candidates who have experience teaching first-year Meisner progression and who also possess a vision for adapting this technique to meet the needs of the 21st century. The ideal candidate will also bring a demonstrated commitment to furthering efforts toward anti-racism, anti-sexism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate must be able to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty in multiple disciplines across the school as well as with students, staff, and school leadership. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching a range of courses each academic year, advising and mentoring students, directing and/or advising on productions, and assisting with the annual Actor Showcase in accordance with the candidate’s areas of expertise.

This position is an academic-year appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor (tenure-track or tenured) with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. For best consideration, apply by January 10, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions, email Lisa Passalacqua at Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of four references (who will not be contacted unless candidates advance in the process), and a one- to two-page statement that speaks to the candidate’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to the potential to mentor and empower historically underrepresented or marginalized faculty, staff, and students.

  • Mason Gross School of the Arts is deeply committed to the pursuit of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access and especially encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and other individuals who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented or marginalized within higher education and the arts. Also see the Rutgers Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Contact Information

  • Lisa Passalacqua
    Mason Gross School of the Arts
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    33 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • 848-932-5226
  • 7329328794


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