Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre, Acting; Tenure Track

  • University of Tennessee, Department of Theatre
  • Department of Theatre, McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Sep 13, 2019
Full time   Theatre & Dance

Job Description

The University of Tennessee Department of Theatre seeks a dynamic teacher of acting with experience in graduate and undergraduate instruction, and a record of professional accomplishment.  This position’s duties include teaching, mentoring and advising students in the acting concentrations of the BA and MFA programs. Additional expertise in teaching voice and speech for the actor is desirable. As a member of the Clarence Brown Theatre Company, this colleague will act or direct in one to two productions a year for the theatre. Other expectations include a continuing record of scholarly research and/or external creative activity and service to the university.  

 The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Terminal degree (MFA or PHD) or professional equivalency required.  Advanced teaching experience in acting at the national or international level desired. Professional activity and promise expected. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Details

Start date:  August 1, 2020.

 Salary: competitive with full benefits

 Applicants should submit cover letter including CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference via Interfolio at Direct questions to Professor John Sipes, search committee chair, at

 Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019.  Search will remain open until position is filled.

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Application Deadline

Open until filled