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University Faculty Theatre: Voice

Employer
Weber State University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

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


University Faculty Theatre: Voice & Movement Specialist

Requisition Number: F00374P:

Job Description:
Weber State University Position AnnouncementUniversity Faculty Theatre, Voice and Movement Specialist
Weber State University seeks applicants for the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Theatre, specializing in Voice, Movement, and Choreography for the Theatre Program in the School of Performing Arts. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the needs of a diverse student body in the context of a dual-mission public university.
The Theatre Program at Weber State University is committed to building a creative and dynamic educational space that celebrates individual differences and diversity while cultivating a culture of acceptance and respect. We are dedicated to furthering Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility within our program and the university community as a whole. Current program-wide practices include: unconscious bias training, theatrical intimacy training, and teaching/implementing sustainability practices in class, shop, and production work. We look forward to expanding these efforts and are excited to welcome new people, ideas, and experiences into our spaces.

The start date is July 1, 2024 and classes start late August 2024.

Job Duties:
Responsibilities include teaching Voice and Movement for the Actor, Dance for Musical Theatre, Introduction to Acting, general education courses in theatre, and other courses based on special skills or interests. The candidate is responsible for 12 credit hours per semester, consisting of a combination of coursework, and movement coaching or choreography for main-stage productions as needed. The candidate will also contribute to the advancement and growth of the Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre Majors, assist in student recruitment, advise in the selection of the production season, and mentor students.

This position will include normal duties of a full-time faculty member that encompass collaboration and committee membership. The successful candidate will maintain scholarly/creative activity and be committed to the education of a wide range of students.

Required Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting, Theatre, or related field (must be completed by July 1, 2024)
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the university level
  • Professional experience as a movement coach or choreographer


Preferred Qualifications:
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in a Nationally certified movement technique (such as Alexander, Laban, Suzuki, or Chekov)
  • Experience choreographing plays and musicals
  • Ability to teach advanced voice and dialect courses


Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 10/02/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, samples of production work (website preferred), and the names and contact information for three references. In your cover letter and teaching statement, describe how you incorporate principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in your teaching and artistic practice. Finalists will be asked to provide an official terminal degree transcript.

Applications submitted by November 1, 2023, will be given priority, but the search will remain open until filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

The Theatre Program has approximately 120 majors with concentrations in acting/directing, musical theatre, design/tech/management, theatre education, and theatre generalist. We center student leadership opportunities, high-impact learning experiences, and making space for new voices and new work. We have three production venues in our state-of-the-art facility. Students frequently present and perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and have been recognized at the regional and national level.

Weber State University is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. Founded in 1889, the University is located in Ogden, Utah, 30 miles north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences. WSU has embarked on a strategic plan to become an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. Interest in participating in those efforts is highly desirable. Additional information about Weber State University is available at www.weber.edu.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

To apply, visit https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/21009

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