Assistant Professor of Acting/Stage Movement

Appalachian State University

United States

February 24, 2022


Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor of Acting/Stage Movement

Tenure Status Tenure Track Provide Rank Assistant Professor Position Number 044791 Department Theatre & Dance - 265350

Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA in Acting with Additional training in Movement for the Stage which may include Alexander technique, Suzuki, Lecoq, or other recognized movement techniques.
  • 1-3 years teaching undergraduate Theatre performance courses.
  • 1-3 years of professional acting experience.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the classroom, department, and institution.
  • Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

    Interests may also include stage combat; mime; intimacy training.

    License/Certification Required


    Description of the Department or Unit

    The Department of Theatre and Dance is both NAST and NASD accredited and offers B.A. degrees in Theatre Arts and Dance Studies. The Department of Theatre & Dance believes diversity, equity, inclusion and access are foundational values in both education and art-making. The faculty and staff collectively realize our need to develop new awareness and re-examine past practices in order to better manifest these values. Therefore, we commit to embracing diverse perspectives, re-evaluating our assumptions and lenses, and making responsive change within our department. The Department has a strong co-curricular production program with 6 main-stage productions/dance concerts. We strongly encourage BIPOC, women, disabled, and gender diverse educators to apply. For further information about the department, visit www.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Teach 9 credits of performance courses per semester such as THR 2625 Voice and Movement for the Stage, THR 3635 Advanced Movement, other performance courses as needed. Candidate will collaborate and team teach with other performance faculty; contribute to the continued development of curriculum and course content for the BA Theatre Performance Concentration; function as academic advisor for performance students; and may contribute to the Department's co-curricular production program in areas such as stage combat, movement coaching, directing, or other areas of expertise.

    Type of Position Full Time Position Appointment Type 1.0 Number Of Months Per Year 9 Physical Demands of Position

    Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university, including candidate should be able to demonstrate movement techniques to students in a classroom setting.

    All required functions to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Description of University

    Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student- to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

    Posting Date 01/25/2022

    Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Evaluation of Applications Begins 02/24/2022 Proposed Date of Hire 08/01/2022 Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

    For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

    Disability Accommodation Information

    Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

    AA/EEO Statement

    Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

    Important Contacts:

    Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer Office of Human Resources 330 University Hall Dr. Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-3187

    Office of Title IX Compliance 123 I.G. Greer Hall Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-2144

    ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director Office of Disability Resources 224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-3056

    Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

    We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

    We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

    We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

    Background Check Statement

    Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

    Eligibility for Employment

    Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

    Search Chair Name Derek P Gagnier Search Chair Email Quick Link https: //

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How do you foster equity and inclusiveness in your teaching, research, service, and/or outreach?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Optional Documents