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Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
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Aug 8, 2022

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Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting Department Performing & Visual Arts FTE 1.0 FLSA Job Type Full-Time Job EEO Category Faculty UNC Background The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,400 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.

One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students - this is how we define a Students First university.

Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next ten years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
  • Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
  • Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
  • Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
  • Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado's future.
  • Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.

As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Physical Demands Job Summary We seek an ambitious, energetic, and quality driven contract renewable teacher to join one of the nation's top undergraduate Theatre programs. This position will teach 4 classes per semester, including Acting I (acting fundamentals), Acting II (scene study) and other Theatre classes as needed. Expertise in voice and speech is an additional preferred area of expertise. This person will also be highly involved in recruiting perspective Acting students to the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance, including involvement in program auditions and attendance at high school theatre conferences.The School of Theatre Arts and Dance at UNC is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and enrolls approximately 325 undergraduate majors in five concentration areas, and 60 non-resident graduate students in Theatre Education and Dance Education. The School manages a robust academic production season averaging seven main stage productions per year including two musicals and a dance concert. It also operates the 88-year-old Little Theatre of the Rockies summer stock theatre. The School's talented students are taught and mentored by 20 faculty and staff and an outstanding roster of professional/industry guest artists. Minimum Qualifications * MFA in Theatre or a Theatre-Arts related field or commensurate professional experience
* Experience as a professional actor
* Experience teaching acting skills to pre-professional students

Preferred Qualifications * Experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: voice and speech, stage dialects, and/or period acting styles
* Experience teaching Theatre at the collegiate level
* Member of Actors' Equity and/or SAG/AFTRA

Posting Details Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00626 Position Number F99618 Desired Start Date 08/15/2022 Open Date 07/27/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Please attach a cover letter, CV, diversity statement, and list of references electronically. Salary and Benefits Salary is $46,970-$50,325. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Additional Requirements and Information Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Syllabi Sample(s)
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