University of South Carolina — Assistant Professor in Film and Media Performance

The Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applications for a full-time tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Film and Media Performance beginning August 2019.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3 course load per semester, maintaining a scholarly profile aligning with expectations of tenure and promotion at a Carnegie R1 Institution, participating in service (attendance at departmental meetings, participation in recruitment efforts, advising, committees, and professional stewardship).

The successful applicant should have a PH.D., M.F.A. or Master’s Degree in Film and Television and equivalent expertise, training and experience, with an (exceptional) record of professional creative achievement in film and television productions. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, course development, advising, mentoring, research/creative work (individually and with students), service and grant proposal writing. Duties will include teaching and developing courses from the range of options below with the ultimate goal of creating a film performance focus within the existing theatre curriculum; Introduction to Screen, Acting, Audition Technique, The Digital Actor, An Actor’s Reel, Performance for New Media, Introduction to Visual Storytelling for Screen Acting and Acting on Camera-The Collaborative Process. Successful candidates should also expect to supervise students and creative/research endeavors to satisfy requirements for a film performance focus.

Application: 1 letter of application, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, professional film acting and/or directing reel/media file, statement of teaching philosophy. Apply online at: Application review begins January 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Apply no later than January 7, 2019 for full consideration.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.