The School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of a full-time, tenure eligible, Assistant Professor of Acting, beginning fall 2020. We seek a teacher of acting who will work with students on: developing agency and authenticity about their body of work and careers; building a strong sense of self and self-care as well as compassion and understanding of others as resources for their craft and a whole person approach to making work; building inclusive practices in their own performance work and contributions to making work in multiple locations; cultivating rigor and excellence in their pursuit of authenticity and versatility; practicing as generous collaborators and visionary leaders in a variety of spaces and contexts. The ideal candidate will seek to be a part of the ASU community that is identified "not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed" as framed in our charter and have a record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their work. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have fluency with current modes of performance training and culturally responsive acting pedagogies, as well as experience working on projects that resonate with culturally specific communities and voices and a strong level of engagement with contemporary theatre/performance on stage, screen and in digital media.
Principle duties for the Assistant Professor of Acting include teaching, mentoring, and advising students in the acting concentrations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, the candidate hired will be expected to work collaboratively across the School of Film, Dance and Theatre to impact the breadth and depth of new course offerings for major and non-major students in both in-person and online learning environments. This hire will supervise and mentor student projects, including senior thesis research, projects for stage and screen, and student actors in a range of works and contexts. This faculty member is expected to maintain or develop a national profile as a professional artist and/or scholar who is able to connect classroom experiences to professional practice. In addition to teaching and creative work, active participation in shared faculty governance and service within the School, Institute, and University is expected.