The Department of Theatre & Dance in the College of Arts and
Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a
tenure-track Assistant Professor in Acting beginning August 2024.
This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching
undergraduate courses in the Theatre BFA and BA programs, research,
and service to the university and community. Research should
complement existing faculty expertise.
The candidate's teaching load will include theatre courses and
production directing assignments as part of the BFA Performance and
BA Theatre programs. The candidate will be expected to pursue a
research agenda that engages undergraduate students, and
contributes to advancing of the department, university, profession,
and society. The candidate will be expected to participate in
service activities and embrace inclusion as a member of the
university community. The successful candidate will have additional
expertise in one or more of the following: stage intimacy
coordination & choreography, musical theatre
performance/production, and film performance/production. The
candidates will also be expected to participate in service
activities and embrace inclusion as university community
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in acting performance.
- ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed
by the contract start date in August 2024; if not, they will be
hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their
degree will be completed before January 2025 in advance of their
first scheduled review.
- Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to higher education
teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate
students, evidence of quality research in publication and/or in
support of theatrical production, commitment to working with
diverse populations and serving as active member of the university
- Willingness and ability to actively follow applicable safety
rules and regulations, including necessary training and
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Full-Time teaching responsibilities include:
- Teaching theatre courses that include: Introduction to Acting,
Auditioning, Acting Analysis & Performance, Movement for the
Actor, Problems of Style, Improvisation, Vocal Production &
Stage Speech, Acting for the Camera and directing two mainstage
productions a year.
Other responsibilities include:
- Academic advising, supervise and mentor BFA/BA students,
collaborate on department curriculum development, collaborate on
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) accreditation,
and student oversight, mentorship, and attendance at the Kennedy
Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
Research expectations include:
- Publication, grant activity and theatrical production. In
addition, faculty members are encouraged to engage students in
undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative
Service responsibilities include:
- Committee service at the departmental, college, and university
levels as well as participation in community organizations as
relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest.
Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid
format, or courses in the evenings or on weekends.
Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University
Learning Communities or participate in other programs geared toward
improving student success.
The UWW Theatre & Dance Department has a staff of 8
faculty/academic staff members in the areas of performance,
directing, stage management, design/tech and dance. The programs
serve over 50 theatre majors, 20 theatre minors and 35 dance
minors. BFA majors are offered in the areas of performance,
design/tech, stage management, as well as BA and BSE degrees. Five
productions are mounted each year, four in theatre and one in
dance. The Theatre/Dance Department serves a diverse population of
students and embraces the principles and practices of the
University of Wisconsin System. For more information, please see
UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in
southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class,
affordable higher education programs to more students than
neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin
System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted
to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and
Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and
academic programs - online and in person - from associate to
doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability,
inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third
first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas,
especially business and education. The campus and community embrace
the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and
nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship
athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent
of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students
with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.
UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee,
Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and
commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both
Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous
visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college
community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area
residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus
is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock
River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity
and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages
applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
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be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary of
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn
more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review
the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by January 5, 2024
are ensured full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be given
consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most
qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next
step of the selection process.
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For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Barbara Grubel, Professor
Search Committee Chair
application packages will be considered. This
includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 20173.
- Cover letter/letter of interest
- Curriculum Vita
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be
required if offered the position)
- Name and contact information for three professional references
(letters of recommendations may be solicited at a later time)
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