Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
Position: Assistant Professor in Voice and Acting
Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Performing Arts
Full-time, Tenure Track Position
Description: The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure track, full-time Assistant Professor in Voice and Acting starting in the 2017-18 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching majors courses in Voice, Speech, Acting at all levels, and other courses based on expertise. As an active member of the Department, duties will include national and regional recruitment for our highly selective undergraduate theater program, service on department, college and university committees, academic advisement, vocal coaching main stage shows, and continued creative research that will likely consist of work within the professional theater. Rowan?s theater program is known for innovative pedagogy and theater practice, with a focus on cutting edge work in the voice and body. We seek candidates whose teaching and practice reflect our goals in supporting students to become future leaders in the theater. Ideal candidates are visionary artists/teachers and generous, flexible collaborators.
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an interdisciplinary program devoted to the education of students in the contemporary practice of theatre and dance. Rowan?s program offers an intensive, physically based, interdisciplinary program devoted to the education of theatre and dance artists. The department is interested in artist/scholars who are resourceful collaborators to deliver a dynamic curriculum for the 21st century. The department has 130 majors in Acting, Musical Theater, Design/Tech, Dance and Pre-Teaching. We believe in rigorous training across disciplines and are constantly researching the boundaries between dance and theater.
Qualifications: MFA, significant professional theatre experience as an actor, vocal coach and/or director/creator, and strong background in teaching with a focus on undergraduate education. Substantial background in one or more cutting-edge voice, body, acting practices is essential. Secondary focuses in directing, devising, musical theater, or theory is a plus, and a strong background of departmental service is preferred.
Starting Date: September 1, 2017
All applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system using the following link: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/job-details.aspx?jobid=5321505. The electronic submission will require a single PDF that includes: a cover letter detailing your theater teaching and research background; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and contact information for three or more academic/professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until November 30, 2016.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cul...tural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.