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Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting
Purdue University


Date Posted Oct. 7, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department Department of Theatre
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Performance Studies
 
 

Job Summary

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting, 9-month contract, beginning August 14, 2023

Responsibilities

The Department of Theatre at Purdue University seeks an artist-teacher to teach courses in acting and related disciplines for a tenure-track position, beginning August 14, 2023. We seek candidates who apply contemporary best practices in actor training, including consent-based and anti-racist practices, with experience teaching acting in an MFA actor training program. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, including required acting courses in the MFA and BA programs and other performance courses which may include directing productions. We seek candidates with substantial expertise in an acting method to helm an integrated progression in actor training, with additional expertise in one or more related areas, such as: Staging Intimacy, Viewpoints, Physical Theatre, Devising, Directing, Intermedial Performance, Game-based Performance, Acting for the Camera, and other styles and methods in the candidate’s expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in theatre traditions of the global majority, including: Black Theatre, Latin Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, Asian Theatre, and/or Global Theatre.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a potential for ongoing professional/creative work consistent with the expectations for excellence in an AAU university. The position requires mentoring and advising, committee and service assignments, an unwavering desire to serve, support, and teach undergraduate theatre and MFA acting students, and an interest in working with colleagues to shape the direction of the program in a period of exciting transition. 

Qualifications

Required qualifications include an MFA in acting/performance (or related specialization) or equivalent terminal degree, university teaching, experience teaching graduate-level acting, and recent professional acting experience 

Department

The Department of Theatre is one of four academic units (including Art & Design, Dance, and Music) in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The Department of Theatre has 130 undergraduate theatre students (majors/concentrations/minors), 17 graduate students, 10 faculty, and 5 staff. The department is closely affiliated with the innovative Fusion Studio for Entertainment and Engineering, a university center focused on developing and disseminating the best teaching and learning practices at the intersection of engineering and the entertainment industry. (http://centers.purdue.edu/fusion-studio) The Department is housed in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Purdue University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is a member of the University/Resident Theatre Association. For additional information visit: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/theatre/

The College and University

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2023. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.
 

Procedure

A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of at least three current references. 

Candidates should submit application materials electronically via https://careers.purdue.edu/  The job requisition ID for this position is 22041.

Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions regarding the application to Rachel Weaver at rrweaver@purdue.edu
Please direct questions regarding the position to theatre@purdue.edu or richrand@purdue.edu

A background check is required for employment in this position.


  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


 
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