Part-time Faculty - Acting/Performance - (Theatre)

Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time


Job Details

Position Title:
Part-time Faculty - Acting/Performance - (Theatre)

Campus:
Gorham

City, State:
Gorham, ME

Department:
Theater - PTHE

Bargaining Unit:
PATFA

Statement of Job:

The Department at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for Part-Time Faculty positions in Acting/Performance. The successful applicants will be placed into a pool of qualified part-time Theatre faculty and will be required to teach one or two sections of beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced acting classes in either the fall and/or spring semesters. Courses may include THE 102: Acting for Non-majors, THE 122: Introduction to Acting, THE 221: Voice & Speech for the Actor, THE 222: Movement for the Actor, THE 224: Acting for the Camera, THE 321: Advanced Acting. Courses will run in the Fall 2021 semester from August 30, 2021 to December 17, 2021, and in the Spring 2022 semester from January 18, 2022 to May 6, 2022.

Instructors are currently needed to teach the following classes in the 21/22 academic year:

• Teach one section of THE 222: Movement for the Actor for the USM Department of Theatre in the Fall 2021 semester. This is a practical course designed to introduce students to the use of movement in the creative process of acting. Topics include kinesthetic awareness, physical methods of character creation, elementary stage combat, and improvisation.

• Teach one section of THE 224: Acting for the Camera for the USM Department of Theatre in the Fall 2021 semester. This course focuses on acting for film, television, industrials, commercials, and the web, and other media. The course will emphasize the difference between stage and screen acting techniques.

• Teach one section of THE 321: Advanced Acting for the USM Department of Theatre in the Fall 2021 semester. A laboratory for advanced actors, this course provides in-depth scene study. This course is taught adjacent to THE 352-Directing, and students from Advanced Acting 321 will work with the students from THE 352-Directing after mid-term.

• Teach one section of THE 224: Acting for the Camera for the USM Department of Theatre in the Spring 2022 semester. This course focuses on acting for film, television, industrials, commercials, and the web, among others. The course will emphasize the difference between stage and screen acting.

Part-time faculty members are paid on a credit hour basis based on prior college teaching experience. In addition, USM employees, have access to the library, Cigna Employee Assistance Plan, and fitness center (s) with their USM Card. USM also offers Part time faculty the opportunity for development frequently through our Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD), the chance to get an online teaching certification and training through CTEL, in addition to other developmental opportunities open to all staff throughout the year.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and/or Performance
  • Teaching experience (at the college level preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience working in theatre in the field of performance; demonstrated experience working in screen media, film and TV for THE 224: Acting for the Camera


Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by August 1, 2021. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The USM community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

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