UNC-Greensboro seeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Directing

University Information
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
The UNCG School of Theatre’s mission is to prepare students to be informed theatre practitioners with commitment to creativity, innovation, inclusion, and the advancement of the art form. The School recognizes the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice by creating systemic change through workshops, continuing education, and professional development centered around anti-racist practices, theatrical intimacy, and bettering ourselves in service of our diverse and intersectional student body. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have 17 full-time, professionally active faculty members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of seven-to-eight plays and musicals, along with student-driven work and other types of performance opportunities. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and developing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future theatre professionals, performers, and teachers.

Position Summary
The School of Theatre at UNC Greensboro invites applications from a diverse group of candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their teaching and professional/creative practice for a non- tenure track position at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning August 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include:
-Teaching courses in Directing I, Directing II, and/or Playscript Analysis.
-Direct departmental production.

Minimum Qualifications
MFA in Theatre or equivalent professional experience. Applicants should have expertise in theatre as a performer and/or director. We are looking for candidates with strong skills in collaboration and communication, as well as professional networks to help bridge classroom experiences and the profession.

Preferred Qualifications
Professional experience (as a director and/or actor)
Musical theatre direction
University-level teaching experience
Evidence of inclusive teaching strategies that are identity-conscious and culturally responsive at the undergraduate level
Evidence of decentering Eurocentrism and decolonizing curriculum when disseminating theatrical approaches in the classroom and rehearsal spaces.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply through the online application and upload the following:
Cover letter, including evidence of working with diverse student populations
Current CV
Teaching philosophy, including evidence of fostering collaborative and supportive classrooms and rehearsal spaces.
Additionally, applicants are required to provide a list of three references and include their professional affiliation, relationship to the applicant, email address, and phone number.

Applicants will have the option to upload a link to their professional portfolio and/or website.

Recruitment Range: $60,000

Please apply online at https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/28792