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Professor, Theatre Performance

Job ID: 2015-079

Open Date: 03/27/2015

Close Date: 04/12/2015

Position Summary
The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and guiding the devised and physical theatre curriculum which forms the core of our acting curriculum. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with other faculty members, to ensure the development and innovation of appropriate learning methodologies in the area of professional actor training to reflect our changing cultural landscape. The successful applicant will work to integrate the physical and devised theatre curriculum with specific voice, movement and acting approaches and will recommend curricula changes and modifications based on the recommendations of our 2015 Program Review. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with the program co-ordinator to manage scheduling, deal with student complaints, provide entry-level counselling for applicants and on-going counselling for all students.

The ideal candidate will have significant practical, professional experience as a theatre artist and have an extensive integrative understanding of multiple approaches to acting and how to bring these together into training. He/she will have an advanced degree (Masters) or equivalent, extensive professional experience in a specific approach to devised and physical theatre (preferably Barba and/or Grotowski), have extensive experience working in intercultural contexts and developing theatre for an intercultural world, and have at least 5 years of teaching experience in a multi-disciplinary environment. The ideal candidate will also have an extended understanding of how training links into performance and will strive to encourage new modes of expression, creating new opportunities for students and developing collaborative and integrative pathways among both students and faculty. The candidate will maintain ongoing professional engagement with the theater while developing expertise in cutting edge practices in actor training. In addition, the successful candidate will possess well-developed interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability in curriculum development and delivery.

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