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Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting
Requisition Number FE02606
Working Title
Department Name 8X300:Fine Arts - Theatre Arts
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

MFA or terminal degree required

Required Related Experience

College teaching experience preferred

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting beginning August 2021. The position has a possibility of renewal the following year. Our program is NAST accredited with a robust production season of five main stage productions including a musical and annual dance concert, as well as an active student-produced studio season. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching foundational and advanced acting classes for majors. Other responsibilities may include the following:
• Teaching courses such as Black Theatre Workshop and/or Social Action Theatre
• Coaching student actors for audition preparation
• Directing in the main stage season

There is also an expectation of research and/or creative work, service, and mentoring, consistent with the rank of assistant professor at a Research l institution. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to teach B.A. undergraduate students in a liberal arts context and strong ties to the profession.

When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials: cover letter of introduction, Diversity Equity & Inclusion statement (upload under Specific Request 1), Research/Creative Activity statement (upload under Specific Request 2), Teaching Philosophy(upload under Specific Request 3), Curriculum Vitae and link to website if available. Please also include the names and contact information for three additional references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Review of applications begins on June 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

More information on the department can be found at https://finearts.uky.edu/theatre-dance

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2021-05-13 Expires: 2021-07-15

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