Assistant Professor of Theatre

Barry University (Miami Shores)

United States

July 10, 2021



The Department of Fine Arts at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida invites applications for a full-time, continuing track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre, beginning in August 2021.

The Fine Arts Department offers the undergraduate degrees in Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design and Photography in the Visual Arts and Music, Theatre and a Dance Minor in the Performing Arts.

This full-time Assistant Professor of Theatre teaches undergraduate courses in Theatre; provides academic advising and mentoring to undergraduate students, including directing and supervising of undergraduate productions; contributes to departmental, college, university and professional service; and engages in sustained scholarship.

Essential Functions
  • The Assistant Professor of Theatre faculty position has an emphasis on academic study of theatre, including history, dramatic theory, acting, directing, stage combat, voice and movement and period styles. Additionally, candidates with experience in non-traditional theatrical forms (devised, environmental and theatre for social change) are welcomed. Basic level knowledge of technical theatre is also welcomed.

  • This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment to begin August 15, 2021 , with teaching assignments of 4 courses per semester or equivalent and the possibility of directing a departmental production in lieu of one course. An additional five office hours are required per week.

  • The successful applicant will help develop curriculum for the Theatre program and participate in curriculum and program review and evaluation.

  • The ideal candidate would engage students in performance and offer academic advising, supervision of special projects, departmental service, university service, community service, and sustained scholarship. Experience with developing and teaching distance courses is welcome.

  • Qualifications/Requirements
  • The position requires an MFA in Acting/Directing.

  • Candidates given strongest consideration will have experience teaching acting/directing at the college level, across a range of acting styles and methodologies.

  • Those with secondary specializations in directing and voice and movement, are encouraged to apply.

  • Further qualifications should include three years of teaching at the college level in Theatre Arts or a related field. Candidates should also possess interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively within an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages), curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full- time employees that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs, spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.

    Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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