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Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting/Theatre

Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia
Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville.  Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

The Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic and Animation Design invites applications for a position in Acting at the Assistant Professor level for a one-year, visiting appointment. The theatre program provides degree programs of study leading to either a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual and Performing Arts or a Bachelor of Arts degree. In collaboration with the Department of Music, the theatre program also offers a minor in Musical Theatre. The theatre program is accredited by NAST and has membership in SETC, USITT, and ACTF. 

Primary responsibilities include the ability to teach a variety of courses in acting (beginning to period style), voice, movement, other courses in support of the theatre program's curriculum, as well as courses that contribute to the University's Civitae Core Curriculum.  The successful candidate should have expertise in many levels of acting training, as well as a strong background in Musical Theatre performance. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to departmental directing duties primarily in the area of musical productions.


  • A minimum of a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting (or equivalent) required
  • Candidates with professional acting experience preferred
  • Experience in teaching acting at the undergraduate level preferred    

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, instructional faculty position which will be a one-year, visiting appointment.  Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator's contact information can be located through this link

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA

Application Instruction:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled, position posted 9/29/2022. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume):

  • Letter of interest summarizing qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including how the applicant serves diverse populations and perspectives in the classroom
  • Teaching evaluation summaries
  • Three letters of recommendation/contact information from active faculty who are familiar with the applicant's teaching and research and can discuss their academic qualifications for this position

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