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Job ID: 196633

Acting for the Camera Teaching Position
Florida State University

Date Posted Oct. 10, 2022
Title Acting for the Camera Teaching Position
University Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, United States
Department School of Theatre
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Florida State University seeks accomplished actor and teacher to join the faculty to teach in its nationally-ranked School of Theatre and College of Motion Picture Arts. The nine-month School of Theatre Teaching Faculty I position will teach acting for the camera in the School of Theatre, and acting for filmmakers in the College of Motion Picture Arts, and serve as a strong and critical link between the two nationally-ranked art programs to begin August 2023.

This unique position is fundamental to two academic units, requiring the successful candidate to effectively collaborate with two faculty bodies, and to bridge the curricula and cultures of both.  The position requires teaching three courses each semester focused on introduction to on-camera acting, advanced on-camera acting and acting for film directors.  We seek an artist/educator with a commitment to enhancing each program’s national distinction and nurturing the next generation of artists.  The successful candidate will learn and become immersed in the culture, ethos and inner workings of each of the units and become an inextricable bond between them.

Candidates should hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in a related field, a record of creative work of at least 10 years, and be conversant in current professional practices of both theatre and filmmaking, including short-form internet content for actors, UGC (user-generated content), and collaborative film-making with an emphasis on performance.  We seek an artist/educator who has a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and the collaborative process of theatre and film-making, who engages students in both creative and intellectual aspects of the artistic process.  Along with their ability to teach the required courses, special consideration will be given to candidates who are members of one of the pertinent professional unions (AEA, SAG, AFTRA).  Applicants should be student-centered and able to train students in the basics of method acting.  Other requirements include: commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion; ability to work effectively with community members with respect to gender, expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and national or ethnic origin; as well as commitment to safe working practices in the entertainment industry.

The successful candidate will have a record of professional activity on stage and screen at the level required by a Research-I university and five years of professional and/or University teaching.  Please see our websites at and for further information on our programs and current faculty expertise.

A letter of intent, current CV, diversity statement, and three recent letters of recommendation are required.  Additional information may be requested.  Complete applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate.  All are encouraged to apply.  To apply please go to, using posting 51150. 


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