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Assistant Professor of Voice/Acting

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
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Nov 26, 2021

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*Position Number:*001294
*Functional Title:*Assistant Professor of Voice/Acting
*Position Type:*Tenure Stream
*Position Eclass:*FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn
*University Information:*[UNC Greensboro](, located in the [Piedmont Triad region]( of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher [research activity]( and [community engagement]( Founded in 1891 and one of the original three [UNC System]( institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most [diverse universities]( in the state with [20,000+ students](, and [3,000+ faculty and staff]( members representing 90+ nationalities. With [17 Division I athletic teams](, [85 undergraduate degrees]( in over [125 areas of study, as well as ]([74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs](, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for [academic excellence and value](, with noted strengths in [health and wellness](, [visual and performing arts, ]([nursing, ]([education, and more. For additional information, please visit ]([]( and follow UNCG on [Facebook](, [Twitter](, and [Instagram](
*Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:*The UNCG School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in performance, design and technical production, theatre for youth, and theatre education. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. Our annual production season includes four mainstage productions in the Taylor Theatre; three-to-four productions in the Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre, our studio black-box/arena theatre; and the spring regional tour of the North Carolina Theatre for Young People.

About the School of Theatre - Our performance faculty offers practical experience and training in specializations such as Konstantin Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Cicely Berry, Tadashi Suzuki, Augosto Boal, Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice, among others. Our design and technical production faculty and staff provide extensive professional experience and training in scene, lighting, sound, costume design, and production. The School of Theatre also offers training in theatre education, theatre for young people, musical theatre, and theatre management.

As a member of numerous national theatre organizations, including USITT, SETC, TCG, URTA, MTEA, and AATE, the School of Theatre offers a rigorous theoretical and practical education, along with valuable opportunities for students to network with theatre professionals and showcase their own work. Theatre students enjoy continuous opportunities to meet, learn from, and engage with leading industry professionals with guest artists. A range of professional workshops, master classes, presentations, and class visits keep our students abreast of the latest developments and techniques across the industry and further enhance their prospects for a wide range of careers.

Our students graduate well-equipped to embrace and create opportunities in performance and production in theatre, film, and television-as actors, writers, directors, stage managers, designers, sound engineers-and business operations. Other students harness their passion for performance and learning to become teachers across all education levels, preparing the next generations of young artists and theatre-goers.

The School of Theatre is committed to creating and developing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future theatre professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to nurture our students' dreams, enhance their talents, and help them to turn passion into purpose, on and off the stage.

*Position Summary:*The School of Theatre at UNC Greensboro invites applications from a diverse group of candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their teaching and professional/creative practice for a tenure-track position at the *Assistant Professor* rank beginning August 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include:

* Teaching courses in voice and speech for the actor to BA, BFA, and MFA theatre students and non-majors.
* Vocal coaching for theatre productions as needed and other theatre performance areas as qualified.
* Duties will include advising students, assisting in student recruitment, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

The School of Theatre has a vibrant and racially diverse student population. We recognize the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have over 20 full-time, professionally active faculty and staff members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School of Theatre mounts a yearly season of as many as a dozen plays and musicals, along with student-driven work.

UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 47% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The School of Theatre and the College of Visual and Performing Arts seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of over 19,000 students, including over 3,800 graduate students, and nearly 4,000 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

*Minimum Qualifications:*MFA in Theatre with specialization in Voice and Acting, mastery of IPA and a variety of stage dialects, and expertise in an established system of vocal training (i.e., Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Knight-Thompson, etc.) Experience with inclusive teaching strategies (identity-conscious and culturally sensitive) at the undergraduate/graduate levels and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing development of inclusive diversity competencies such as racial literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy.
*Preferred Qualifications:*● Professional experience (acting or professional vocal coaching) ● University-level teaching experience ● Ability to coach Musical Theatre students or teach audition techniques
*Tenure Status:*Tenure Track
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*Application should include:

1) Cover letter 2) Current CV3) Statement of teaching philosophy including a description of candidate's approach and methodology to voice and acting instruction4) Diversity Statement highlighting how the candidate utilizes the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their role at the university5) List of three references (Name, Address, Phone, Email)
Applicants have the option to upload a link to their professional portfolio and/or website.

*Recruitment Range:*Commensurate with experience
*Org #-Department:*School of Theatre - 12222
*Job Open Date:*11/17/2021
*For Best Consideration Date:*01/21/2022
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Type of Appointment:*Permanent
*Number of Months per Year:*9
*Physical Effort:*Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - O, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - O, Vision-Skilled Trades - R, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - R, Vision-Color Distinction - R, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - R, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - R, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - R, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - R, Climbing-Stairs - R, Climbing-Ladders - R, Bending - R, Squatting - R, Crawling - R, Reaching - O
*Work Environment:*Driving - Car/Truck - R, Driving - Standar/Automatic - R, Driving - Mower/Forklift - R, Location - Trees - R, Location - Air vent - R, Location - Roof - R, Equipment/Machines - Heights - R, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - R, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - R, Equipment/Machines - Step Stools - R, Equipment/Machines - Scaffolds - R, Night/Dark - R, Extreme noise levels - O, Extreme temperatures - R, Inside - C, Outside - O, Ventilation ConditionsDust - R, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - R, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - R, Ventilation ConditionsGases - R, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - R, Chemical Spills - R, Gas Leaks - R, Infectious Bacteria - R, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - R, Use of Respirator - R, Electrical Hazards - R, Overtime - R
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