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Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting)

Boston University College of Fine Arts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Boston University’s School of Theatre, in the College of Fine Arts, invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

CFA’s School of Theatre is a prominent beacon for the arts in New England. With accomplished, award-winning alumni (including actors Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard, Jason Alexander, Geena Davis); five dedicated theatres, including the stunning state-of-the-art Booth Theatre; 40 faculty who are actively engaged in the profession of theatre-making, CFA’s School of Theatre is widely recognized as one of the premier theatre programs in the nation.

The successful candidate will teach primarily in the School’s BFA Acting and Theatre Arts programs, advise and mentor students, maintain a vibrant professional creative or scholarly research agenda, and provide ongoing service to the university and profession. Applicants should possess a strong background in acting and a knowledge of contemporary training and performance techniques for the 21st-century actor​, a willingness to work in a collaborative spirit among a team of faculty with varied approaches, and a proven ability to teach ​beginning and advanced acting courses. Preferred qualifications include significant professional experience as an actor​, director, or devisor; experience with Black, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, and/or Indigenous American theatre/performance; ​an understanding of culturally responsive and trauma-informed pedagogy; and experience teaching voice and speech techniques ​for the actor.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals.

Position requirements

The successful candidate will have earned a terminal degree (MFA, DFA or PhD), or an equivalent record of professional accomplishments; and will have provided evidence of potential to develop a nationally recognizable profile in a theatrical field.

To apply: Applications should include a letter of interest explaining the applicant's background and qualifications; curriculum vitae; ​a statement of teaching philosophy which includes a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in Boston University's diversity statement; the names (and contact information) of three references, and (if available) a link to a personal/professional website with work samples that speak to professional ​engagement (i.e., artistic, teaching/mentoring, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives). Application packets should be submitted electronically to CFA School of Theatre Business Manager Beth Barefoot at Please include ‘SOT Acting Search’ in your subject line.

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2020 and continue until the position is filled. This full-time faculty position, similar to all others within CFA School of Theatre, is non-tenure-track

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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