Assistant Professor of Performing Arts – Voice/Acting
- Wichita State University
- Wichita State University School of Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts – Voice/Acting
School of Performing Arts
College of Fine Arts
Wichita State University
The School of Performing Arts (SPA) at Wichita State University (WSU) invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position focused on voice and diction, speech, dialects and acting. The academic appointment for this position will be for an Assistant Professor of Performing Arts effective August 6, 2023. We seek a colleague who can primarily enliven and expand our voice and diction, speech, dialects, and voice acting curriculum, with a focus on intersectional categories of performing arts, digital arts, and inclusive excellence. We welcome candidates with culturally diverse approaches to voice & acting practice and scholarship. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education, to fostering an inclusive environment that reflects and implements the university’s strategic focus on diversity, and to promoting the success of underrepresented students.
The successful candidate will primarily create, teach, and lead as a colleague in the Theatre Program in the School of Performing Arts. Primary responsibilities include foundational courses in voice and diction, speech, dialects, voice acting and acting for the stage and/or screen. In addition, this position consists of student advising, curriculum development, recruitment, supervision of senior capstone projects, engagement in creative scholarship, and university service. Depending on the scholarship of the candidate, courses & collaborations may be created with other program areas, departments, and programs across both the college and the campus.
Required: Terminal degree in the discipline or equivalent professional experience; experience as a voice , speech, and dialect coach; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the classroom, production, creative scholarship, and community; experience working with diverse students, including first-generation college students; demonstrated ability to teach voice and diction, speech, and dialects for actors; excellent written and verbal communication skills; willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.
Preferred: Doctoral degree in Acting, Directing, Theatre, or Performance Studies; experience teaching at full-time or equivalent course load in higher education; specialty certificate in voice (Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Skinner, Lessac, etc.); professional acting experience on the stage and/or in film; professional experience as a voice actor; experience directing contemporary theatre; background working with diverse student populations and multicultural curriculums; experience with acting/performance for and with film and digital media (e.g., Screen Acting, \Self-Tests, Digital Performance,Multimedia Performance, Motion Capture).
Start Date: August 6, 2023. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of completed applications will begin March 13, 2023 and continue until position is filled.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to workin the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. WSU is an AA/EEO employer. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.For full description of qualifications, application requirements and procedures, and to apply, go to https://jobs.wichita.edu.
For more information contact: Denise Celestin, Chair, Performing Arts Search Committee
Wichita State University, College of Fine Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
About the School of Performing Arts
Offering a BFA & BA in Performing Arts with concentrations in: Dance, Design & Technical Theatre (BFAOnly), Musical Theatre (BFA Only), and Theatre, the School of Performing Arts values and promotes applied learning in the classroom, studio, on stage & screen, in the community, and through site-specific engagement& performance. In addition to curricular-related showings on and off campus, the school annually produces plays, a national student playwriting competition, films, audio shows, dance concerts, musicals, a new musical incubator, and more. Three student-led organizations produce several shows and events as well. To enhance and broaden our students’ knowledge and career preparation, SPA offers several certificates including: Directing, Stage Management, Physical Performance, Voice Acting, Choreography, Dance & DigitalPerformance, Commercial Dance, and will add Performing Arts & Social Justice in spring 2024. Several certificates and courses are in collaboration with the School of Digital Arts, School of Music, The HonorsCollege, and The College of Liberal Arts & Studies. SPA is committed to moving towards producing more transdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum, productions, and projects in the future. Learn more about theWSU School of Performing Arts and our strategic plan at www.wichita.edu/spa/aboutus
About the College of Fine Arts
The Wichita State University College of Fine Arts includes four schools: The School of Art, Design & CreativeIndustries, The School of Digital Arts, The School of Music, and The School of Performing Arts. The College is a beacon for arts leadership & economy in the city, state, and region. Learn about the CFA arts and cultural impact: https://www.wichita.edu/about/strategic_plan/documents/2021-WSU-Impact-report-digital.pdf
About Wichita State University
Wichita State University is committed to inclusive excellence. WSU is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student population of all the Kansas universities. WSU recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religions, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. WSU has a clear goal in this regard: to be the place where our talented faculty and staff reflect and promote the evolving diversity of our society. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research, and career opportunities locally, nationally, and globally. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of diversity, equity and inclusion, a place to learn, work, live and play. Learn more about why WSU is a wonderful place to work, collaborate, and grow.: https://www.wichita.edu/about/fast_facts/ff_home-list.php