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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Professor of Theatre (Directing/Acting)

The Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applications for an Open Rank, full time (9-month), tenure-track position in Directing/Acting. The position will commence August 16, 2024.

An MFA or PhD in Theatre is required along with university-level teaching experience.

We seek an outstanding artist/scholar/teacher with primary expertise in directing and acting. Successful candidates will have expertise in theatre methodologies and approaches such as (but not limited to): Black and Afrocentric Acting Methods; Lecoq pedagogy; Devised Theatre; Stanislavski; Meisner; Michael Chekhov; Chicano, Latin American, Indigenous, and/or Asian performance practices or other practices/traditions outside the Western canon.

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching, directing, and mentoring students, as well as significant creative accomplishment in the field. Experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is highly desirable, along with a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence and culturally responsive pedagogy. Candidates must be dedicated to building a diverse and equitable learning environment through their teaching, creative inquiry, and collaboration.

Responsibilities include serving as head of the MFA Directing Program; teaching courses in directing and acting for both undergraduate and graduate students; and teaching in other theatre performance areas as qualified. The normal teaching load is 3/3. Contribution to the Department’s production program as a director is expected. Additional duties include mentoring students, assisting in student recruitment, and supervising students as teaching assistants and in creative projects. Service on departmental and university committees is expected, as is contribution to program design and curricular development to prepare students for contemporary directing and performance practice.

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Administrative Coordinator

This position serves as the human resources and fiscal affairs coordinator for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Under general supervision, performs a variety of human resources, financial, and administrative duties. Provides administrative support in the areas of human resources, personnel activities, budgeting, procurement, travel, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contracts, and maintenance of records. Assists with department communications. Must have knowledge of University policies and procedures and be able to handle constant interruptions and changes. Must feel comfortable working with data from a variety of sources, possess attention to detail, and have the ability to coordinate diverse administrative functions and train faculty on new platforms (Peoplesoft, HCM, Peopleadmin), when needed. Must be able to prioritize assignments and work with minimum supervision. Must be able to find solutions to problems. Knowledge of office management policies, practices, and procedures preferred. Ability to communicate well the working of payroll to faculty, staff, & student personnel, both verbally and in writing. Must maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, staff, and students. Must be a team player. Must have good analytical skills.

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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, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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