Assistant or Associate Professor-Voice and Speech

Assistant or Associate Professor - Voice and Speech

SMU Position # 50483

The Division of Theatre, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University seeks an outstanding specialist in Voice and Speech for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in its nationally regarded BFA and MFA programs. We are searching for an Assistant- or Associate-level candidate; final rank and tenure will be determined at time of offer and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates should evidence: (1) a passion for teaching both Voice and Speech; (2) expertise and preferably certification in one of the prominent techniques of Voice and/or Speech production; (3) aptitude for identifying and addressing voice and speech habits; (4) demonstrable skill in effectively engaging students across the range of training levels from freshman BFA to third-year MFA students; and (5) the ability to balance demanding teaching responsibilities with a professional artistic career. The primary responsibilities for this appointment will be teaching Voice and Speech in both undergraduate and graduate curricula and serving as a Voice and Speech coach for departmental productions. An MFA or conservatory certificate backed by strong professional credentials is required. Successful candidates will be highly collaborative and will participate in academic advising, recruiting, student mentoring, departmental service as needed, and university service.

SMU is located in Dallas, Texas, and is a long-time leader in the field of actor training.  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked or electronically submitted by January 2, 2019, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. We encourage digital applications. Emailed files should be saved to the smallest size and documents sent in .pdf format to preserve integrity of formatting and content. Letters of recommendation may be included or sent separately with letter as a .pdf attachment.  You may submit your application electronically to For non-digital applications, mail cover letter, resume, three professional references and a brief statement of your teaching philosophy to: Chair, Acting Search Committee, Division of Theatre, Meadows School of the Arts, P. O. Box 750356, Dallas, TX, 75275-0356.  Salary commensurate with rank and experience. Benefits competitive. Persons of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.  SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,