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Assistant Professor of Movement for the Actor

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Theatre & Film (10000892)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Movement for the Actor beginning August 20, 2020. An MFA along with a strong record in the professional industry is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position. Responsibilities include overseeing movement training within a BFA emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen at a Research I University; teaching undergraduate movement and acting courses at both the lower and upper division; maintaining and growing a strong record of professional creative work outside the department; and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment and participation in shared governance. Additional responsibilities will include directing or providing movement coaching within our mainstage season and mentoring students in the program both academically as well as with career preparation. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 20 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for eleven consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An MFA (or other terminal degree) along with a strong record in the professional industry is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position.

Application Procedures

Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, and a list of five references that the committee may contact. Additionally, candidates are asked to submit a teaching philosophy as well as a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion. More information about the department can be found at theatreandfilm.olemiss.edu.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

 

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

 

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi