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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. The position will commence August 2019.

The responsibilities of this position will require teaching a three course load per semester, from coursework across the theatre and dance curriculum. All tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain a scholarly profile that aligns with the expectations of tenure and promotion at a Carnegie R1 Institution and participate in service within and beyond campus including: attendance at program and departmental meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in departmental, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.

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.

To Apply
Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, examples of their professional film acting and/or directing reel/media file, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Application and materials should be submitted online to: The search committee will begin reviewing application materials early January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than January 7, 2019.

Applicants must submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page via the link below:


The Department of Theatre and Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) and is a member of the University / Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).  The department offers the MFA (directing, acting, and design emphasis in scenery, costumes or lighting), MA, MAT, and BA degree programs. The program is committed to high quality productions as essential to student advancement. The Assistant Professor for Film and Media Performance promotes student experiential learning in the production program in collaboration with our accomplished faculty and internationally recognized guest artists.


Associate or Full Professor of Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty position at the level of Associate/Full Professor of Dance with a start date of August 16, 2018.

The position will require teaching across the dance curriculum and choreographing original work and/or restaging repertory for the University of South Carolina Dance Company. The teaching load will include three courses per semester and/or two courses and choreography for one dance concert. Teaching responsibilities are based on areas of expertise and could include the following areas: dance techniques such as ballet, contemporary, and jazz, specific world dance forms, dance history, kinesiology, introduction to dance in the collegiate environment, and/or dance pedagogy. In addition to teaching, departmental service will include student advising and recruitment as well as contribution to curriculum development in dance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or MFA in Dance and exhibit the teaching experience, scholarship, and service record worthy of a tenure/tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a nationally-accredited dance program at a Carnegie R1 Institution.

Interest in developing innovative curricula that reflects current trends in the field, as well as university initiatives, is expected. A strong record of scholarship, both creative and theoretical work, and a demonstrated record of professional stewardship in the field at the national level is required.

Preferred qualifications of successful candidates should include a proven record of academic leadership with knowledge of assessment and program evaluation, production and/or artistic management, and mentoring of students within the university setting. A candidate possessing these qualifications will have the potential opportunity of leadership in the future development of the dance program.

To apply, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two-page teaching philosophy, vision of academic leadership statement, three current letters of reference, and the names and contact information for three additional references.

Review of applications will begin in early January 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page.



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 or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.