UNC-Chapel Hill seeks Teaching Assistant Professor

Department Dramatic Art – 310200
Posting Open Date 11/01/2023
Application Deadline 11/30/2023
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $50,000-$52,000
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2024

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Established in 1936, we are the second oldest theatre department in the country. Our faculty members are both scholars and artists, teachers and practitioners, constantly moving back and forth between the classroom and the theatre. PlayMakers Repertory Company (LORT D theatre) is embedded within the Department and the symbiotic relationship, between the Department of Dramatic Art and PlayMakers Repertory Company, builds upon a more than one-hundred-year legacy. The Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art is the crucible where students transform learning into practice every day. Our mission is to educate students to think critically and write cogently about the creative and artistic processes of theatre, its literature, and its history.

Position Summary
The Department of Dramatic Art, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant Professor. This position is a full-time (non-tenure track) position and will be responsible for teaching 3 courses each semester in the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will teach DRAM 115: Perspectives in Drama. A survey of plays from the Greeks to the present as well as a sequence of acting classes from Beginning to Advanced (to include Shakespeare). This position will teach a 3/3 load (six total) in our undergraduate curriculum. The Department of Dramatic Art is also home to PlayMakers Repertory Company (PRC), a professional (LORT/AEA) theatre and two performance spaces: a 500-seat thrust stage, and a 280-seat black box. In addition to teaching, the candidate may also act with PlayMakers Repertory Company, our LORT D theater in residence within the Department. We welcome all to apply. To learn more about our mission and values, please visit our website: https://drama.unc.edu/about-us/values-diversity/.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants should possess a Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution and have demonstrated at least three years of teaching experience at the university, college, or professional level.

Special Instructions
At the time of application, candidates will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of three professional references. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via the application portal with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

Application Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/268270