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Assistant/Associate Professor – Department of Acting

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
$65,000 - $75,000
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor – Department of Acting 
(Rank/title commensurate with credentials)

The University of Cincinnati Acting Department in the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) invites applications for the position of full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor (Acting and Directing), with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2023.  

The Department of Acting is part of the Theater Arts, Production, and Arts Administration (TAPAA) Division, which has 55 members on its faculty and staff, and includes world-class programs in Acting, Opera, Musical Theatre, Dance, Arts Administration, and Theater Design and Production. CCM Acting offers conservatory training to students who earn the BFA and annually produces mainstage plays, studio theater productions, a New Works Festival, film and media projects, and a variety of other projects from year to year. Candidate will be expected to work in a collaborative spirit among a team of faculty with varied approaches.

The University of Cincinnati is the 10th largest research institution in the country. The New York Times has called CCM "one of the nation's leading conservatories,” while the ascendancy of CCM Acting's national reputation warranted Backstage Magazine to cite CCM Acting as one of the "top ten programs to watch." In 2000, the College completed a six-year, $100 million expansion and renovation of its physical plant, which provided CCM with one of the most comprehensive arts training facilities in the United States. Its performance programs are internationally known, and CCM Acting graduates work nationally in theatre, television, film, and in commercial media.

The University currently operates on a semester system.  

Teaching duties for this position may include undergraduate BFA Acting courses such as:

  • Acting I, II, III, or IV - these classes will include instruction in contemporary acting training and performance techniques,   courses based upon the expertise of the successful candidate in devised theatre, movement, voice, or acting for the camera.  

This candidate will be expected to join the rest of the faculty in the development of curriculum in Black, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, and/or Indigenous Native American theatre/performance, with application of culturally responsive pedagogy. Candidate will also be expected to work in a collaborative spirit among a team of faculty with varied approaches.

The successful candidate will direct plays and/or other works as part of the production season for our ever-increasingly diverse student body from a repertoire that includes both classics as well as contemporary socially relevant theatre. This position requires active departmental, divisional, and college participation, including student recruitment, student advising and mentorship, committee work, and season planning. All tenure-track faculty must actively pursue professional development within their field, through attending trainings or conferences, and University-based trainings or conferences, to maintain their fluency with current industry practice, trends in pedagogy, and the various mediums of opportunities for actors.

Minimum Qualifications Prior to the effective date of the appointment, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Acting, Directing, or other performance-based field.

Applicants should also possess the following minimum qualifications prior to effective date of appointment: 

  • at least two academic years’ experience teaching beginning and advanced acting courses in academic (undergraduate or graduate at colleges or universities), professional (acting programs run through professional or pre-professional schools), or other settings, incorporating contemporary training and performance techniques for actors and culturally responsive pedagogy  at least five years’ professional experience as an actor, director, or devisor at professional theaters or on-camera productions, which could have been concurrent to teaching experience 

Application review will begin on Thursday, December 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Questions may be addressed to:   

Brant Russell, Search Committee Chair

UC – CCM – Dept. Of Acting

University of Cincinnati 

Cincinnati OH  45221-0003 


If interested, please apply online at

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $65,000 - $75,000 dependent on the candidate's experience. Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage. Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program. Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans. Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave. Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents. Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.




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