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Assistant Professor, Acting/Voice


About the University: Point Park University is a vibrant, urban campus located in the Golden Triangle, downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. The University is known for providing its students with an education that combines the liberal arts with career education, and offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. To learn more about Point Park University, its academic programs and achievements, please visit its webpage at http://www.pointpark.edu

The Position: The Theatre Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University is seeking a full-time assistant professor specializing in acting, with an additional expertise in voice or movement, or both.This is a tenure-track appointment beginning in the Fall of 2013. Duties include teaching and coaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, student advising, recruitment, and committee service. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge of the Stanislavski technique and offers expertise in at least one other acting approach (Meisner, Chekhov, etc.); extensive background and certification in one or more of the primary voice and speech pedagogies (Linklater, Fitzmaurice, etc.), including dialects and IPA, and/or movement disciplines (Suzuki, Laban, Viewpoints, etc.). We seek a colleague with imagination and ideas to join a collaborative faculty in renewing our acting program. Our acting program is a rigorous sequence of studies focusing on individual artistic development and acquiring professional skills.

Requirements: MFA or PhD. degree in Acting and/or Theatre and substantial professional credentials. Candidates should be engaged in ongoing creative work in the theatre field, and will have a record of successful teaching at the university level for at least three years.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, Resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of 5 references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor in Acting/Voice, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor Acting/Voice. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Position is subject to approval of funding. Review of candidates will begin on December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The Theatre Department is committed to building a diverse academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.