Master Acting Teacher

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
11/06/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91859
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Arts And Architecture
Department:
School of Theatre

Description

The Penn State School of Theatre is searching for a Master Acting Teacher to teach various levels of acting in both our BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre programs. We seek someone with significant teaching experience in a process-oriented methodology--a coherent, tested pedagogy. While Meisner and Stanislavski principles underpin much of the School`s work, we aim to equip our students with experience in and working knowledge of many methodologies--Michael Chekhov, Jacques Lecoq, Declan Donnellan, Hip Hop Theatre, Laban, and Viewpoints for example--and engage the students in the art of wrestling with both the connections and the apparent contradictions between various approaches. An additional emphasis on acting with the camera is desirable, as is specific experience in Musical Theatre and Theatre for Social Change. Significant performance or directing experience is desired. This position will be involved in the production season--coaching, directing, creation of projects, mentoring, for example. Strategies for connecting out students to the profession are of interest. Sought are applicants with these qualities: a coherent, tested pedagogy; the desire and ability to work within a team structure in which movement, voice/speech, and other performance faculty share responsibilities for student development; the ability to help students move in increasingly self-reliant steps from script to performance; and a commitment to undergraduate students and a diverse faculty and student body. A terminal degree is preferred. Salary, rank, and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should upload a cover letter, cv, teaching philosophy, and list of 3-5 references. Applications received by November 30, 2019 will receive priority consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088