Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Job Rank: Rank Open
Job ID: (0) 13103000001
College: Fine Arts
Department/Unit: Theatre and Dance
Field of Specialization: Voice & Speech, Text, Acting, Latino/Hemispheric Performance
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a dynamic, experienced, and professionally accomplished voice & text teacher and coach to take a major role in the arc of training in its newly devised pre-professional undergraduate Actor Training Program. The candidate will have a particular expertise in Latino and/or Hemispheric literature and performance traditions. Additionally, the successful applicant will have distinguished and ongoing professional credits in the field; a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre; demonstrable experience as an instructor at the University level, as well as experience as an actor and voice & text coach in professional settings; research/creative work in Latino or Hemispheric Theatre or Performance; sensitivity to the ongoing balance of theory and practice in an academic environment. Significant leadership and administrative skills as well as a commitment to the collaborative mission and pedagogic reach of the department are a plus.
This is a full-time, tenured/tenure-track appointment, with full benefits and competitive salary. This position requires relocation to Austin, TX, however ongoing professional work on a national level is encouraged and expected.
The teaching responsibilities of this position include undergraduate courses in Voice and Movement, Voice, Acting, and topics in Latino or Hemispheric Performance. Course content will include building vocal support, resonance, range, speech, and skills for the effective speaking of both classical and contemporary texts. Additional responsibilities may include mentorship of undergraduate students, particularly those interested in Latino or Hemispheric performance traditions. The position will assist with undergraduate recruitment; have opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with various departmental programs across the university, such as Mexican-American studies. The candidate will also be expected to maintain ongoing professional work on a national level and assist in the promotion and advancement of the Department and its students nationally and internationally.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins November 1, 2013 and the search will be kept open until the position is filled. Applicants are invited to send a letter describing their qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; and names and contact information (email and phone) for five references to email@example.com or in hard copy to:
Directing Search Committee Chair
Department of Theatre & Dance
The University of Texas at Austin
300 E 23rd Street Stop D3900
Austin, Texas 78712-0362
The University of Texas maintains a strong commitment to equity and diversity. Given its continued efforts to achieve a diverse and equitable work environment and campus community, The University of Texas at Austin encourages all interested candidates to apply. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience. Starting date: August 2014.
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The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.