Master Movement Teacher

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Arts and Architecture
School of Theatre


The Penn State School of Theatre is searching for a Master Movement Teacher to teach various levels of Movement in both our BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre programs. We seek someone with 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 and engage the students in the art of wrestling with both the connections and apparent contradictions of various approaches. This position will be involved in the production season--coaching, directing, creation of projects, mentoring, for example. Additional expertise and experience in areas such as Michael Chekhov, Jacques Lecoq, Stephen Wangh, Somatic approaches, musical theatre movement, stage combat and fight direction, martial arts, and Theatre for Social Change is of interest. Sought are applicants with these qualities: a coherent, tested pedagogy; the desire and ability to work within a team structure in which musical theatre, acting, movement, 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