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  • Opening Date: 2020-12-17
  • Job Opening Id: 522683
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Theatre

Job Information

The Department of Theatre in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, at Florida International University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Acting starting in the Fall of 2021. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-earning faculty position. The typical teaching load is 6-9 units per semester. There is a course reduction in the first three years to establish an active program of research and/or creative activity towards tenure and promotion. The successful candidate will teach all levels of acting (for BA/BFA majors and non-majors), participate in department/university service, on/off site recruitment, maintain an active creative and/or scholarly agenda, direct one production per academic year, have the opportunity to serve as future Head of Performance, mentor performance majors, coach students for KCATF/auditions and advise student productions/projects. Other teaching responsibilities may include courses based upon the applicant's expertise in other areas such as Voice/Speech, Movement, Musical Theatre, and other Contemporary performance approaches. Experience in Black, Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian theatre/performance is highly desirable.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MFA or PhD in Theatre is required by the time of appointment.
  • Professional experience as an actor and ability to successfully direct productions.
  • Experience or desire to work with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Florida International University is one of the most diverse Public Universities in the U.S. Ninety percent of our undergraduate students are diverse and twenty-five percent are the first members of their families to attend college.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A background in acting and knowledge of contemporary performance training techniques for the 21st-century actor and the ability to teach in a secondary area. A strong understanding of culturally responsive and trauma-informed pedagogy.
  • One to two years of applicable university, conservatory and/or professional studio teaching.
  • A willingness to collaborate with a team of faculty with varied approaches, and a proven ability to teach beginning and advanced acting courses.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522683 at facultycareers.fiu.edu.

A single pdf file should include the following: A Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Acting Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement, Evidence / Portfolio of Creative/ Scholarly Accomplishment and contact information of three references. Letters of reference will only be requested from finalist candidates.

We are dedicated to nurturing the voices representing the diverse make-up of Miami, applicants from all underrepresented groups are strongly urged to apply. For questions, please contact Professor Lesley-Ann Timlick, Search Committee Chair, at timlickl@fiu.edu.

Priority will be given to applications and materials received by February 1, 2021. The review will continue until the position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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