The University of Washington School of Drama is seeking a versatile, experienced individual to teach Singing and Speech, including IPA and Acting, as a full-time, nine-month Senior Lecturer (0117) on a three-year contract to start in September 2014. An MFA in theatre and music is required. The candidate must possess at least five-year's experience teaching and mentoring performing artists as well as experience as a stage and music director for both musicals and straight plays. The candidate will be conversant with proven traditional methodologies as well as current innovations in performance training. The current acting curriculum includes Stanislavski-based training with the incorporation of Suzuki training and The Viewpoints.
This person will join the faculty of the UW's highly-ranked programs and responsibilities will include teaching in the BA program and oversight of TAs for introductory acting classes, as well as multiple levels of singing for actors and speech for both MFA and BA students. Additional work will include development of a pilot program in Musical Theatre that operates collaboratively with both the School of Music and the Dance Program. Additional duties may include coaching original, self-generated works, directing in the season, musical direction, recruitment, independent study supervision, and production advising.
Participation in academic administrative work, including season planning and committees, is expected as well as other forms of service and duties typical of a faculty position. As an UW faculty member, the candidate will continue to practice his/her professional career, which the School accommodates in scheduling.
The University enrolls approximately 39,000 full-time students. The School enrolls 150 undergraduates and 40 graduates who pursue BA, MFA, and PhD degrees. Graduate areas of study include acting, directing, design, and theatre history/criticism. The School utilizes four theatres and two studio spaces and produces an average of six productions and eight to ten studio and classroom projects annually.
An extremely active and committed theatre center, the Seattle area is the home of the Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, On the Boards, Fifth Avenue Theater, and Seattle Children's Theatre. There are, in addition to these professional companies, approximately 150 theatres and theatre organizations in the Puget Sound area.
For priority consideration, submit cover letter, three letters of reference, and resume, including professional achievements and record of recent teaching experience, to: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be reviewed beginning May 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.