Position Title Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Approaches to
Position Number 035216
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Drama, recently
ranked the 4th best Drama program in the world by The Hollywood Reporter,
seeks to create an equitable and diverse training environment for the
entertainment industry where each individual student feels a strong sense of
belonging while on campus, and fully prepared to enter the industry as an
artist and as a business person upon graduation. With equal emphasis on
working on camera, scripted and devised stage work, and intensive preparation
for the business of entertainment, graduates leave positioned for both
artistic and professional success.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is an equal opportunity
and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to
apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity,
age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability or status as a protected veteran.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Drama invites
any individual to fill a full-time position as Assistant/Associate Professor
of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Performance, beginning in the academic
year 2022-2023. At UNCSA, we strive to create a safe environment, one that
allows people from all walks of life to thrive. Education and art-making can
be transformational forces for change and we are working so that change leads
toward justice. UNCSA's top priority is to foster a sense of trust between
students, faculty and staff that encourages everyone to bring forward their
most authentic selves and therefore their most authentic art. We are committed
to creating safe spaces that do not silence or repress any individual or
community. UNCSA Drama is fundamentally changing aspects of the program that
perpetuate discriminatory behavior, through such acts as the excavation of
internalized biases as well as assessing the revered systems and techniques of
theatrical training that cater to privileged, white, cis, male, abled bodies.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
This multi-year contract faculty position will contribute to the UNCSA School
of Drama in three categories: Teaching, Creative Activity/Research, and
Teaching- Duties will in part be assigned according to the strengths and interests of the person appointed to the position. Classes may include undergraduate acting and/or directing classes. A strong foundation in physical acting techniques is highly desirable, as the school seeks to de-center the dominant pedagogies of American acting training in its curriculum and create a more world focused view of how to train the student actor. In teaching directing, a candidate experienced in deconstructing/reimagining existing works and creating highly conceptual projects that experiment with form and traditional theatrical vocabulary is preferred. In conjunction with the UNCSA Administration's directive for more trans-disciplinary work on campus (see newly-installed Chancellor Brian Cole's Strategic plan), this full-time faculty position aims to help lead the School of Drama, in collaboration with other Drama faculty members, in its contributions to the expansion of trans-disciplinary arts practice on campus in conjunction with UNCSA's four other art schools (Dance, Filmmaking, Music, Design and Production) as well as with the Division of Liberal Arts and the High School Academic Program. One example of a program that is still growing, and with which this position will intersect, is the Studio For Creative Practice. Housed in the Division of Liberal Arts at UNCSA, using Responsive Pedagogy as a core principle, the Studio brings students together from all the arts schools in a course designed to promote Inquiry into the creative process, with the opportunity to create new works of art from their research. The ideal candidate will have a track record of emphasizing equitable creative inquiry and responsive pedagogies over traditional teacher-centered pedagogical practices. Facility in multiple disciplines (theater, dance, music, film, design, augmented/virtual reality and other new media) and knowledge and experience in non-Western performance methods of performance are also highly desirable
Creative Activity/Research- Continued professional activity and creative research within the entertainment industry, as well as dedicated research in reimagining pedagogical structures
Service- Mentor and advise undergraduate students majoring in Acting or Directing; serve on various internal and University-wide committees to further initiatives in shared governance, direct and/or supervise student work in the School of Drama production program.
The UNCSA School of Drama recognizes that not all teaching is done in a
traditional classroom setting and we are able to hire artists based on their
work experience; therefore, we encourage all that are interested to apply.
Faculty teaching undergraduate level courses must possess: Earned
doctorate/master's degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline
or earned master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the
teaching discipline OR Equivalent professional/experiential
qualifications OR Equivalent combination of education and professional
Tenure Information UNCSA utilizes a multi-year contract system in lieu of
Instructions to Candidates
More information about the school can be found online at www. uncsa.edu/drama
and information about Winston Salem can be found at www. winstonsalem.com.
Posting Number F64P
Open Date 11/22/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Recruitment Range, if applicable Commensurate with education and experience
Special Instructions to Candidates
An EHRA Faculty application is required in order to be considered for a
faculty position. Please note, EHRA applications do not have an employment
entry section. Instead, a resume/CV will be required to be uploaded by the
applicant, along with any other documents the Department or assigned Search
Committee deem relevant for the review process. Applications will be treated
confidentially until the final stages of the search process.
The following documents are required to be uploaded with the application;
Three Letters of Recommendation
UNCSA follows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
guidelines for faculty credentialing. The successful candidate will be
required to submit a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of earned degrees,
and/or substantiating documentation of experiential qualifications as a
condition of employment.
Pursuant to UNCSA policy, as a condition of employment the University must
obtain a criminal background report and determine that the nature and
seriousness of any criminal offenses do not render employment with the
UNCSA is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not
discriminate against applicants, students or employees in offering access to
its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms
and conditions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information,
disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.
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