Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting (Tenure-track/Tenured)

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting (Tenure-track/Tenured) The Theater Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts,
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, seeks a dynamic and collaborative
colleague for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of
assistant or associate professor. This position entails teaching
within the department's BFA acting program as well as pursuing
creative activity and/or scholarship within the field and
contributing service to the department and the school, including
involvement in the program's national and international recruitment
efforts. Qualified applicants will have professional experience in
the field as well as demonstrated teaching success, bringing to the
role substantial knowledge of different acting techniques,
theatrical repertoire, and current industry trends. The successful
candidate will have experience training for on-camera work and/or
directing, with preference given to candidates who have experience
teaching first-year Meisner progression and who also possess a
vision for adapting this technique to meet the needs of the 21st
century. The ideal candidate will also bring a demonstrated
commitment to furthering efforts toward anti-racism, anti-sexism,
equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate must be
able to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty in
multiple disciplines across the school as well as with students,
staff, and school leadership. Specific responsibilities include,
but are not limited to, teaching a range of courses each academic
year, advising and mentoring students, directing and/or advising on
productions, and assisting with the annual Actor Showcase in
accordance with the candidate's areas of expertise.
This position is an academic-year appointment at the rank of
assistant or associate professor (tenure-track or tenured) with an
anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. For best
consideration, apply by January 10, 2022. Review of applications
will continue until the position is filled. [For a full position
description and to apply, visit]
For questions, email Lisa Passalacqua at
Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a
statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information
of four references (who will not be contacted unless candidates
advance in the process), and a one- to two-page statement that
speaks to the candidate's commitment to equity, diversity, and
inclusion and to the potential to mentor and empower historically
underrepresented or marginalized faculty, staff, and
students. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Theatre - Associate Professor, Location: New Brunswick, NJ - 08901

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