Duties: Teach six undergraduate courses in acting, including but not limited to Acting on Camera I & II, and Acting for the Camera for non-performance majors. The possibility to develop and teach additional courses or seminars in related areas, based on individual skills, research interests and experience, coupled with departmental strategy. The Department of Theatre & Drama has a fully equipped Acting for the Camera studio, and the position requires the technical knowledge to utilize and maintain the equipment in the studio. The On Camera acting teacher oversees collaborations with classes and professors in Michigan's Film, TV, and Media department. Prepare syllabi and course materials, assess student work, and assign and submit student grades. Mentor advanced students for industry preparedness. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise, and develop and maintain a profile as a performer and a pedagogue. It is expected that the appointee will engage in innovative artistic collaborations on campus. The appointee will also be expected to: attend faculty meetings and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate.
- Professional experience and regional/national recognition in acting, with particular extensive on-camera acting and/or directing credits
- Demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities
- Technical fluency to operate all related camera equipment
- 2-year minimum teaching experience
- A documented history of collaboration with co-workers and/or faculty members
- Terminal degree; significant professional experience in lieu of a terminal degree may be considered
- Experience with on-line learning environments