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Assistant Professor of Performing Arts (Acting), Tenure-track

Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department of Performing Arts


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Acting


Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Acting, beginning mid-August 2023.


This position requires an MFA degree in Acting or a terminal degree in a related field, teaching experience, and professional experience in the discipline. We seek someone skilled in collaboration who demonstrates expertise in action-oriented Stanislavski-based acting pedagogy.


Teaching will include Acting II (a cohesive, action-oriented Stanislavski-based technique), contributions to the Voice and Movement curriculum in Acting, courses in other areas of specialty, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will maintain an ongoing creative agenda and/or research program and be expected to contribute outside of the classroom to the life of the Acting program, Department of Performing Arts, and the university. The Department of Performing Arts offers conservatory-style training within a liberal arts context. Along with the Acting BFA program, the Department of Performing Arts houses BFA programs in Music Theatre and Dance Performance & Choreography, as well as Theatrical Design & Technology (BA), Drama & Theatre Studies (BA), Dance Science (BS), and Arts Administration (BA).


Preferred qualifications include expertise with a movement pedagogy such as Lecoq, Chekhov, Laban, or Viewpoints, and an ability to contribute to the Department’s robust production season through activities such as dialect and vocal coaching, stage combat, movement coaching, or directing. Candidates who can teach a recognized vocal pedagogy or who have experience with new media are encouraged to apply.


Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at .


Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


Submit a letter of application detailing your qualifications for this position, a CV or resumé, and three names of references with contact information, to the search chair at this email: Attach your application materials as pdf or Word documents with your last name in the file name.  Candidates who are invited for interviews will be required to submit three letters of recommendation and official transcripts.


We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.




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