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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in Drama-Acting

Submitted by Courtney D Clark on September 29, 2023 - 3:25pm
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The University of Washington School of Drama (SoD) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Drama-Acting, a full-time, tenure-track role starting in September 2024.

This position encompasses both undergraduate and graduate programs and places a strong emphasis on embodied acting. We are specifically looking for candidates with a substantial body of work in theater, dance-theater, TV/film, or interdisciplinary media. We are particularly interested in individuals who can bring innovative approaches to training and creative processes, fully embracing theater's transformative impact on society.

The primary focus of this teaching position is on embodied performance, emphasizing the maximization of the body's expressiveness and the cultivation of creative processes to invigorate existing texts/scripts and generate original work. We understand and acknowledge that individuals may come to the field of acting through various pathways. Currently, SoD's acting training is rooted in Konstantin Stanislavski's practices, encompassing extensive physical and vocal training, as well as the development of original works. However, we are eager to supplement and broaden our current practices.

If you are a dynamic artist and educator with a strong foundation in drama-acting, ready to contribute to the evolution of embodied performance, we encourage you to apply.  

For a detailed job description and application instructions go to https://apply.interfolio.com/129887.  

Mission/EDIA Commitment

The School of Drama is committed to building and supporting a multicultural community that fosters equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. We aim for all members of our community to think critically about and engage actively with the world around them. To this end, we aim to embed engagement for our faculty, staff, and students with the ways that race, gender identity, sexuality, ability, class, and ethnicity intersect with and shape the human experience, both inside the educational experience and outside of it. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill our commitment to equity and inclusion and have the confidence to effectively engage with students, staff, and community from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The School of Drama has created and is committed to an Anti-Racist Action Plan, with which we encourage candidates to familiarize themselves. Our faculty and staff are expected to understand and embrace our commitment to respecting and representing diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, religions, and traditions, and to interrupt behaviors that hinder our work towards anti-racism and our diversity and inclusion efforts. Black, Indigenous, People of Color and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for this position.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).