7 Feb 2023


Tenure-Track, Asst Professor, Acting/Theatre Directing

University of North Alabama

 Florence, Alabama, United States

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Job Description

The Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the BFA Cinematic Arts and Theatre degree program beginning in fall 2023. This appointment is for a nine-month academic schedule.

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama.  Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.

The successful candidate will teach a 12-hour course load each fall and spring semester – experience in online teaching or a willingness to learn how to develop and teach online courses is required. Expectations also include: teaching various levels of acting and directing courses (which may include Acting for the Camera, Movement for the Stage, Script Analysis, Directing, and Beginning to Advanced Acting); directing cinematic/theatrical productions which foster growth of the current student body, in consultation with technical theatre instructors and the technical director and assistant technical director of Norton Auditorium; developing and maintaining an agenda of research and/or creative activities relevant in the field; performing recruiting activities for the department and program; performing student advising duties; assisting in supervising production aspects associated with the program’s performance season; mentoring students in the department and program; contributing to program curriculum development; managing program equipment and facilities; providing service to the department, college, university, and community/profession; and fostering diversity and inclusion among program students. This position will also require the selected candidate to assist students with practicum/teaching projects. These projects are a part of the academic curriculum and can be off-campus film productions and/or theatre performances. These performances also require rehearsals, which may be conducted outside of “normal” business hours.

A terminal degree in theatre (acting or directing) is required (MFA or PhD) and ABD candidates may be considered. Experience in teaching acting, directing, dramatic literature, and/or various forms of theatre history is preferred.

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/6764

Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, and a portfolio of work at the time of application. The portfolio may be uploaded under “Other Document 1” and may be links to work samples or a list.  This position also requires submission of a one-page diversity statement at the time of application.
Details regarding the diversity statement may be found here.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process.  If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to employment@una.edu.
If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If you attended UNA, please click here to fill out an online, electronic transcript request form.

Your transcripts will be delivered to HR and we will upload them to your application packet at no charge to you.
For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.


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Tenure-Track, Asst Professor, Acting/Theatre Directing
University of North Alabama
 Florence, Alabama, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: acting, assistant professor, directing, director, faculty, performing arts, and theatre. States: Alabama.
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