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The School of Drama is the oldest degree-granting conservatory in the United States. For more than 100 years we have been supporting the education of students who go on to become award-winning artists, from Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano to numerous cast members of hit musical Hamilton. As a member of the faculty and staff of the School of Drama you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the country’s foremost experts in arts and entertainment education.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)in Directing

Director of Recruitment and Enrollment


Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Directing within The John Wells Directing Program.The Start Date is August 2019.

Qualifications:

The candidate will hold an MFA or professional equivalence. Preferred minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience is desired. Candidates will mentor both graduate and undergraduate students and teach a mix of foundations, genres and contemporary forms as applicable to the expertise of the ideal candidate. Proficiency in the principles of directing, script analysis, staging techniques, new play development, works with heightened language, and contemporary theatre-making is desired. Experience in film, television, multimedia, or opera would be a plus.

The candidate will work closely with two other directing faculty. Responsibilities include teaching directing within the BFA and MFA conservatory programs, mentoring students in production, recruitment, selecting students, curriculum development, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. Candidates will have the opportunity to direct in the annual season of plays. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Maintaining professional engagement will be encouraged.

The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas which influence and improves the world at large.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the University is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018.
To apply, please visit this link to submit the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • A document listing three references including contact information.


  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Voice


    Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Voice The Start Date is August 2019.

    Qualifications:

    The preferred candidate will hold an MFA or have professional equivalence. A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience is desired. Proficiency, though not necessarily certification, in the principles of breath work and voice production for the actor is desired, along with a familiarity of prominent techniques, which might include but not be limited to Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Lessac, Alexander Technique, and ritual song. A background in dialects and an ability to discuss with students their progress in text analysis and the International Phonetic Alphabet would be a plus.

    The candidate will mentor a community of undergraduates with diverse backgrounds. The candidate whose experience reflects work with and/or teaching diverse communities is preferable.

    Responsibilities will include teaching voice within the BFA conservatory program, guiding students in production, voice coaching selected productions, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Establishing and/or maintaining professional engagements is encouraged. The position will accommodate to the particular talents and skill sets of the successful candidate, so all who broadly fit the description above are encouraged to apply.

    The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity, equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas that influence and improves our world at large.

    Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the University is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

    Application Instructions:

    Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2018.
    To apply, please visit this link to submit the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • A document listing three references including contact information.