Visiting Professor in Directing

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Theatre & Dance

Job Description

 

Carnegie Mellon University: College of Fine Arts: Drama

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description:

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites you to apply for a nine-month full-time appointment as Visiting Professor in Directing within The John Wells Directing Program.

This is an open-rank position with a start date of August 2021. The instructor who accepts this position will need to locate in Pittsburgh for the full academic year. The salary range is: $62,000-$65,000.

Working closely with two other full-time Directing faculty, the Visiting Professor will guide, mentor and advise both graduate (MFA) and undergraduate (BFA) directing students in a world-class conservatory environment. The instructing load is 3/2 (or 2/3 depending on the candidate's areas of interest), including a mix of foundations in directing, genres and the creation of generative work. Advising responsibilities include working with directors on productions. The Visiting Professor will take part in the daily life and culture of the school, for example, participating in Directing option meetings and School of Drama faculty meetings, attending productions, and other opportunities to engage.

We highly desire proficiency in the principles of directing, script analysis, staging techniques, directing styles, contemporary theatre-making practices, new play development, works with heightened language and familiarity with an expanded canon of play styles. We also highly value experience in multimedia, social practices, disability arts practices and musical theater.

It is a plus if you have an understanding of Stanislavsky and/or Black Acting Methods based training.

Maintaining professional engagement is encouraged in our School.

We seek candidates with an evidenced dedication to anti-racist practices, who are prepared to help committed emerging directors advance along their paths. Your cover letter should narrate how your experience and/or training has readied you for this opportunity. We prefer a minimum of 3-4 years' instructing experience, which can be aggregated from part-time as well as full-time positions.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2021. To apply, please submit the Cover Letter described above, CV, Instructing Philosophy, and a list of three references including contact information. Letters of recommendation are not required at this stage. Any questions can be brought to Kim Weild at kweild@andrew.cmu.edu.

About the School of Drama

For one year, you will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity and inclusion. We are committed to growing and retaining the diversity of our faculty, and committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas, which influence and improve the world at large.

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, we combine established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all fields. Our graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school's conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the School combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the leadership and enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity.

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