Assistant Professor of Acting

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Acting

Department of Theatre and Performance Studies


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Acting faculty position in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies beginning August 2021.


Responsibilities include:


  • Teaching expectations include: 3-3 course load in area of specialization.
  • This person will teach courses at all levels of the acting curriculum including Acting I, Contemporary Scene Study, and Acting Styles.
  • The teaching load will include courses in Movement (e.g. Alexander Technique, Laban, Bartinieff, Lecoq, Yoga, Pilates, etc.) which could include Stage Combat or Physical Theatre (e.g. mask, mime, commedia, clowning).
  • Depending on the candidate’s additional areas of expertise, the teaching load may include courses in Voice and Speech, Dialects, and/or Acting for the Camera.
  • All tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in service on Departmental, College, and University level committees. This may include duties in recruitment and season selection.
  • Full-time faculty are expected to support the production season through the area of their expertise – this could be directing, performance coaching, design, dramaturgy, or another creative capacity; this may include mentorship of students in these capacities.
  • All tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and creative activity in addition to their other responsibilities.
  • The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive educational community. All our faculty are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality.
  • The Acting Concentration is the largest concentration in our Department, offering a holistic approach to actor training and liberal arts education. The successful candidate will collaborate with Coordinator of the Acting Concentration to lead that concentration into the future.


An earned MFA in Acting, or the foreign equivalent, is required. 


The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • A proven record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • A proven record of teaching introductory and advanced acting courses.
  • A record of success teaching individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education.
  • Professional experiences which have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • A record of or capacity for successful scholarship and creative activity.
  • An established record of acting in the professional field.


Expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred:


  • Three or more years of experience teaching acting in an undergraduate setting
  • Movement for Actor Intimacy Choreography and/or staging
  • Stage Combat
  • Physical theatre (Laban, Bartinieff, Lecoq, yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, etc)
  • mask work
  • commedia or clowning
  • African American theatre
  • Non-Western theatre
  • Theatre for Social Change


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.