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Assistant Professor, Department of Drama

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

The University of Virginia Department of Drama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in voice-speech or acting, with a start date in August 2023.

We seek candidates with an established or emerging record of published research and/or creative work in any medium of stage, film, or interactive performance. We especially welcome candidates with experience in performance traditions of the Global South; Asian/Pacific Islander, Latine, Indigenous, Black performance traditions; queer/trans performance practices; performance and disability; and/or theatre for social change. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to serving students and audiences of the global majority, and with practical experience of anti-racist, decolonizing, and/or culturally responsive teaching and performance, are preferred.

Our department offers wide-ranging curricula in a liberal arts setting, emphasizing collaboration, social engagement, the integration of theory and practice, and the development of theatre as artistic expression and critical inquiry. Candidates will contribute to the ongoing innovation of our undergraduate and graduate offerings, which include a newly redesigned B.A. in Drama and Dance; a Minor in Drama; a Minor in Dance; and an M.F.A. in Drama. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage in flexible and creative partnerships with students and colleagues in the department and the communities of Charlottesville and central Virginia. The university encourages interdisciplinary projects and supports several ongoing cross-departmental programs, such as the Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture, the Democracy Initiative, and the College Fellows. Responsibilities will include:

+ Teaching two courses per semester.

+ Building an excellent portfolio of research/creative work.

+ Contributing to departmental and university service.

For information on the people, facilities, curricula, and events in our department, as well as the affiliated Virginia Theatre Festival, please visit .


+ Terminal degree in theatre or a related field, or equivalent professional experience required

+ Active agenda of research publication and/or professional creative activity

+ Experience in teaching or coaching voice-speech and/or acting at the university or professional theatre level

+ Demonstrated commitment to advancing inclusive excellence through teaching, research, and/or professional practice

The Search Committee will begin review of applications on January 5, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

**To Apply:**

Please apply through Workday ( , and search for R0041713 **.** Complete an application online with the following documents:

+ Curriculum vitae (CV)

+ Cover letter addressing your research and/or creative work, teaching practice, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work. Please also include how you learned about the position

+ Contact information for at least three references

Upload all materials into the resume submission field. Applicants can submit multiple documents into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.'

For additional information about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Richard Will at

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Recruiter, at

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation's Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and ( .

For more information on the benefits available to faculty at UVA, visit and .

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

**COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines**

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines ( webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements---and---guidelines for employment at UVA.

_The University of Virginia, i_ _ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,_ _are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information._

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for _all persons_ and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA ( and Why Charlottesville ( webpages

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