This is a nine (9) month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Expected begin work date is August 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been identified.
Western Carolina University's School of Stage and Screen is seeking an Artist/Teacher to provide leadership and support to promote BA and BFA programs in both Film and Theatre. Applicants with considerable professional experience who have also taught in academic or professional studio settings are strongly preferred.
The School of Stage and Screen is part of the only College of Fine and Performing Arts in the 16-campus North Carolina University system. We offer a BA in Theatre, BFA Degrees in Theatre, Film and Television Production, Entertainment and Design Technology, and a minor in Dance.
A Terminal degree (MFA, PhD or the equivalent of) in acting or directing with professional experience in film or television and theatre performance on a national or international level given preference. Candidates without terminal degree with considerable, distinguished, professional experience at a national or international level (with a minimum of 18 Graduate credit hours completed in the teaching discipline in an academic or professional studio setting) may be considered. The department requires the successful candidate to live locally during the academic year. Commuting does not work with our curriculum.
Membership in any or all of the following organizations: S.A.G., A.E.A., S.S.D.C., S.A.F.D. Additional skills in movement, voice and diction, fight direction, or playwriting are highly desired. Significant professional experience in both film/tv and theatre is highly desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in this position. Application must be made online and include current resume/vitae, a cover letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information). Candidates must also upload a copy of unofficial transcripts from their highest degree earned.
Inquiries may be directed to Claire Eye (Department Head) at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.