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Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting

University of Cincinnati
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Job Overview
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an experienced teacher of acting for a tenure track faculty appointment in its celebrated BFA Acting program to begin in August of 2022. Rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials within college guidelines. Initial appointment is three years and faculty member is then eligible for reappointment. The Department of Acting is comprised of approximately sixty (60) students, with five full-time faculty and ten adjunct faculty. Collaborating with the Department of Theatre Design and Production and other programs across the Conservatory, the Department of Acting annually presents at least three plays, as well as various other offerings including staged readings, devised works, short films, and radio plays.

Essential Functions
Teaching duties for this position will include undergraduate courses such as Acting I, II, III, or IV in the BFA Acting program. These classes will include instruction in contemporary acting training and performance techniques, as well as 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.

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.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise and mentor students, maintain a vibrant professional, creative and/or scholarly research agenda, and provide ongoing service to the university and profession. This position requires active departmental, divisional, and college participation, including student recruitment, committee work, and season planning. All tenure-track faculty must actively pursue professional development within their field, through attending trainings or conferences, and similarly 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, the successful candidate must have received an MFA in Acting or another theatre discipline, such as directing, and a total of five years of experience. Such experience must encompass five years of professional theater experience as an actor or director as well as three academic years of university level teaching experience in the area of acting, which can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the professional theater experience.

Deadline: Application review will begin on January 31, 2022, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Process: Applicants should submit their materials electronically at The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement about the candidate’s views on how equity, diversity, and inclusion align with their academic and professional experience, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Finalists for the position will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and instructional capability by teaching CCM undergraduate acting students in their areas of expertise.

The CCM Department of Acting is part of the Division of Theatre Arts, Production, and Arts Administration, which has seventy (70) members on its faculty and staff, and includes world-class programs in Acting, Opera, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Theatre Design and Production. CCM Acting offers conservatory undergraduate BFA training, and produces mainstage and studio plays, a New Works Festival, radio plays, and a variety of other projects from year to year. Historically, graduating seniors present a series of showcase performances in New York, Cincinnati and online.

The Acting Department is a collegial department of five core faculty. They are committed to cultivating equity, diversity, and inclusion at the departmental, divisional, college, and university levels, and to the values of transparency and tolerance. Putting its pedagogy into practice in professional endeavors, they bring industry experience to bear in the classroom. All faculty are versatile artists and teachers, and to that end, are able to shift and adapt teaching assignments to make space for the unique expertise and skill sets of a new colleague.

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 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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