Emerson College — Assistant Professor or Artist-in-Residence Voice for Actors

Assistant Professor or Artist-in-Residence Voice for Actors


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The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Artist-in-Residence (full-time term faculty) in Voice for Actors. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom. The appointment begins August 18, 2022 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 18 & 19, 2022.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. We are committed to preparing students to meet and elevate the evolving cultural conversation, standards, and professional practices around representation, privilege-based difference and inclusive excellence.

The Department of Performing Arts is home to one of the nation's leading undergraduate programs in theatrical performance and design, with 97 full- and part-time faculty members and staff and 526 majors across all disciplines. The department offers B.F.A. degrees in Theatre Design/Technology, Stage & Production Management, Musical Theatre, Acting, Theatre, Theatre & Performance, Theatre Education, and Theatre Education & Performance. Emerson Stage presents eight fully staged major productions annually in five theatres, with additional production opportunities available to our students through ArtsEmerson, our nationally and internationally-recognized professional presenting company. Emerson is also home to Howlround Theatre Commons.

Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in the heart of Boston's downtown Theatre District. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 5,100 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 58 countries and all 50 states.

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will have experience and practice in the voice training methodology of Kristin Linklater. Certification in Linklater Voice is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will show familiarity with other significant voice, speech, or other training methodologies. The candidate should have experience teaching at the college or university level. Experience as a vocal coach for professional and/or university theatre productions is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a practicing professional artist; hold professional affiliations (AEA, SAG, ATHE, VASTA, etc.); and be an energetic and collegial collaborator. The candidate must hold an MFA degree, or a bachelor's degree with significant professional experience in voice, acting or a related area.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary teaching duties include first-year introductory and upper-level Linklater voice courses in the BFA Theater & Performance and BFA Acting programs. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include advising and mentoring undergraduate acting majors, serving on departmental and college committees, coaching Emerson Stage productions, sharing in the recruiting and auditioning responsibilities for the undergraduate BFA acting programs, sharing in the collegial development of curriculum in the Performing Arts department, and advancing the academic and professional reputation of the institution. Basic information on the Theatre & Performance program is available at: https://www.emerson.edu/programs/theatre-performance-bfa Information on the BFA Acting program is available at:

https://www.emerson.edu/programs/acting-bfa

Candidates should be able to address issues of race and representation in all of their courses. The department is engaged in identifying and removing barriers to admission for working-class students and students of color. The successful candidate will bring expertise to this dialogue. Our ideal candidate will also possess a keen and developed awareness of the issues around diversity, inclusion, and equity within the classroom, and within the profession. The candidate should have facility with culturally responsive pedagogies and approaches, and possess a fluid overall pedagogy that is able to adapt and expand as the cultural conversation around representation, privilege-based difference, and inclusive excellence continues to evolve.

We encourage applications from candidates who use theatre to expose power relationships and oppressive practices that are normalized in dominant culture and who explore race, gender, sexuality, and class dynamics through their work. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Support materials/links to professional work
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement that addresses how the candidate works to achieve inclusive excellence and an anti-racist ethos within their classrooms
  • Contact information for three references (not to be contacted without applicant's written approval)

Please note, in the job application, where there is the “CV/Cover Letter/ Additional Documents” drop box, you must include all of the required materials listed above. You can upload each document separately or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be complete without these documents.

If you are having issues uploading, please email facultycareers@emerson.edu.

Preference will be given to applications received by November 23, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_ft_faculty/job/Boston-Campus/Assistant-Professor-or-Artist-in-Residence—Voice-for-Actors_JR003253

About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

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