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Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for a one year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance. The successful candidate will teach acting and directing technique for a total of three courses per semester in a BFA professional training program.


The Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma prepares students for creative and meaningful professional careers in a broad range of employment in professional theatre, dance, opera, television, film, live entertainment, industrial, and theme park venues.  All the advantages of a liberal arts education in a renowned national university are combined with intensive conservatory-style training in BFA emphases in Performance, Dramaturgy, Design (scenic, lighting, costume, and sound), and Stage Management. The School is comprised of 26 full-time faculty and staff and 152 majors.  We produce 9 mainstage productions each year in collaboration with the School of Musical Theatre, the School of Dance, and the Opera Program in the School of Music and 4-6 Lab Theatre productions.


The School of Drama is committed to a policy of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all classes and productions.  Successful candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate cultural competence in their teaching, creative/research activities, and service.  The full DEI policy along with the University’s Land Acknowledgment Statement may be viewed at


BIPOC+ applicants are strongly encouraged.


Required qualifications include an MFA or equivalent professional experience, experience teaching acting and directing at the college level. Preferred qualifications include a significant professional profile as an actor and/or director, union membership, professional affiliations. Salary for the nine month appointment will be $40K plus benefits.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references to Seth Gordon, Director, Helmerich School of Drama, University of Oklahoma, at While we will be accepting resumes until May 31, the position is open immediately until filled.


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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