Detailed Job Description
Create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department, the University, and the collective and individual interests of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the University embodied in the mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.
Ph.D. or M.F.A from an accredited institution in Performing Arts, Theatre, Music, or Dance, and at least three to five years experience teaching at the university level. Applicant must have experience performing, producing, or directing on the college or university level. Professional acting, directing, or choreographic experience desirable.
Teach courses at all levels in the study of movement, voice, and diction relating to acting, stage combat, dialects, movement for musical theatre, and studies in movement/acting performance.
Provide innovative pedagogy in the voice curricula.
Coach students in vocal production for the department's production season, when requested.
Provide innovative pedagogy in movement and combat curricula.
Provide movement, choreography and/or stage combat assistance for productions in the Department's season, as needed.
Direct plays and theatrical pieces for the department's production season.
Participate in the shared governance of the department and the university, including, but not limited to, serving on Departmental, School, and University committees.
Work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education when appropriate.
Advise students and supervise student voice/acting/movement projects.
Assist with program development, including development or improvement of the following degrees: BA in Theatre Arts, BFA in Theatre Arts, BS in Theatre Arts Education, Associate of Science in Theatrical Arts, and a Theatre Arts minor.
Assist with student assessment; including, but not limited to, participation in acting proficiencies.
Help to expand existing partnerships with Utah Valley among area artists, theatres, and performance ensembles.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge, experience and ability to successfully teach voice and diction, with particular focus on Linklater, Rodenburg, Berry, or other recognized systems.
Extensive knowledge and ability to successfully teach movement knowledge and skills, including choreography and character movement. Society of American Fight Directors-certified in stage combat is preferred.
Ability to assume an advisory administrative role for performance emphasis students and the Department's performance program.
Considerable creative energy and enthusiasm for furthering the connection of the Department to an increasingly diverse local, national, and international community of theatre artists.
Ability to work/collaborate with a wide range of personality types.
Ability to work under the constraints of a limited budget of both time and money.
Ability to adapt to extremely variable hours (may include evenings, nights and weekends depending on the demands of productions.)
Demonstrated commitment to diversity in all aspects of their work.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.