The Department of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University, accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), invites applications for full-time employment in the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre (Acting). This is a 9-month, tenure track appointment to begin in August of 2024. The Department offers a B.F.A Theatre Arts degree (audition/interview only) with concentrations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, and Design and Production, as well as a B.A. Theatre degree.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.
Coastal Carolina University’s Theatre Department is a highly collaborative department that maintains an ambitious production season, in addition to new works and staged readings to connect students with working professionals. Department faculty maintain professional careers in their respective disciplines. Senior B.F.A. performance students participate in a New York Showcase for industry professionals. Physical Theatre students study abroad in collaboration with international partners in the theatre arts.
We seek a teacher-scholar to join one of the nation’s top undergraduate Theatre programs, serving over 140 majors. This faculty member will teach a variety of acting courses, which may include Acting I, Acting I Studio, Acting II, Acting II Studio, Acting III, Acting III Studio, Acting IV, Acting IV Studio, and/or Acting for the Camera. The selected candidate may have opportunities, on rotation, to direct or perform in mainstage productions (and/or mentor student-directed productions in our Discovery Series). Additional duties include collaboration on curricular development, contribution to the department’s yearly season auditions, and assisting in recruitment for the B.A. and B.F.A. degree programs.
To be qualified for this position, applicants must have earned a terminal degree (Master of Fine Arts) in Acting or a related field. Additionally, applicants should have 3-5 years of commensurate professional experience in the theatre, television, and/or film industries (including a strong professional résumé and significant credits as a performer and/or director in regional and national theatre companies and/or media markets) with a professional union affiliation (AEA, SAG/AFTRA, AGVA, SDC, or others) and demonstrated experience as an acting instructor at the university and/or professional levels.
Interested candidates should submit their application materials electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu. Salary is nationally competitive. A complete set of application materials must include: an online application, a letter of application/cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, professional theatrical résumé, and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted at a later stage in the search. Applicant Review will begin January 5, 2024 and continue until position is filled.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.