Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Instructor - Acting

  • East Carolina University
  • Greenville, NC
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Theatre & Dance

Job Description


Job Duties:
East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance seeks a collaborative, dynamic, student-centered faculty member for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Theatre with a specialty in Acting. Responsibilities for this position include teaching the core sequence of acting courses in the BFA program along with additional courses within the candidate's area of expertise, mentoring students in the acting concentration, and any additional duties as assigned by the Director.
The one-year appointment begins August 15, 2022. It is anticipated that a search will be done in the 2022-2023 academic year for the full-time tenure track position for which the person in the visiting position would be eligible to apply along with other applicants.

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is a dedicated undergraduate BFA program with an emphasis on professional preparation. ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and strongly encourages global majority candidates, women, and historically underrepresented groups to apply.

This position is contingent upon available funding.

Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in

order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Minimum Education/Experience:
An MFA in Acting is required.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 935006

Organizational Unit Overview:
The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with superior, professional training in theatre and dance. In our rigorous, conservatory-style training within a liberal arts setting, students are taught and mentored by a diverse faculty of active professionals, who work to prepare them intellectually, artistically, and practically, to be leaders in their chosen profession.

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is guided by the following core principles:


We strive to maintain a high standard of excellence in our classrooms, rehearsal halls and stage productions, celebrating the individual strengths, talents and dreams of our students while providing professional quality productions to Eastern North Carolina.


Through a nurturing yet demanding work environment, centered on adhering to performance industry standards, we seek to create graduates who are competitive in their chosen field and also fully prepared to transfer their skills to related fields.


We believe our student body, faculty, staff and the stories we tell, must reflect the vast diversity of our community and our world. We give students the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society.

Artistic Risk

The essence of making art is to take risks. We ask our students to challenge themselves and allow them the space to make both their successes and failures spectacular. We believe this is how new and innovative forms of creative expression are made.


We recognize and value the impact artists and arts education can have on a community. We encourage our students to be artists, as well as fully engaged citizens, who understand the responsibility and eagerly accept the opportunity to make an impact in their field, our community, and the global community.

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