Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Seeking Assistant Professors of Voice and Directing

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Voice.

Start Date: August 2019.

Qualifications
The preferred candidate will hold an MFA or have professional equivalence. A minimum of 2-3
years of teaching experience is desired. Proficiency, though not necessarily certification, in the
principles of breath work and voice production for the actor is desired, along with a familiarity of
prominent techniques, which might include but not be limited to Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Lessac,
Alexander Technique, and ritual song. A background in dialects and an ability to discuss with
students their progress in text analysis and the International Phonetic Alphabet would be a plus.
The candidate will mentor a community of undergraduates with diverse backgrounds. The
candidate whose experience reflects work with and/or teaching diverse communities is preferable.
Responsibilities will include teaching voice within the BFA conservatory program, guiding students
in production, voice coaching selected productions, and taking part in the daily life and culture of
the school. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Establishing and/or maintaining professional
engagements is encouraged. The position will accommodate to the particular talents and skill sets
of the successful candidate, so all who broadly fit the description above are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity, equity,
multiculturalism, and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is
committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists
inspires innovative ideas that influence and improves our world at large.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the
United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with
innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama
graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary
collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity.
The school’s conservatory program within the University is one that prepares students
intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on
stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2018. To apply, please use https://apply.interfolio.com/55827 to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • A document listing three references including contact information.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Directing

Start Date: August 2019.

Qualifications
The candidate will hold an MFA or professional equivalence. Preferred minimum of 1-2
years teaching experience is desired. Candidate will mentor both graduate and
undergraduate students and teach a mix of foundations, genres and contemporary forms
as applicable to the expertise of the ideal candidate. Proficiency in the principles of
directing, script analysis, staging techniques, new play development, works with
heightened language, and contemporary theatre-making is desired. Experience in film,
television, multimedia, or opera would be a plus.

The candidate will work closely with two other directing faculty. Responsibilities include
teaching directing within the BFA and MFA conservatory programs, mentoring students
in production, recruitment, selecting students, curriculum development, and taking part in
the daily life and culture of the school. Candidates will have the opportunity to direct in
the annual season of plays. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Maintaining professional
engagement will be encouraged.

The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity
and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is
committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with
diverse artists inspires innovative ideas which influence and improves the world at large.
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution
in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established
practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all
disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art
practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative
expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program
within the University is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and
practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film,
television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018.
To apply, please use the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/51557