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Adjunct Lecturer - THTR 397/497/597 (Theatre Practicum)

School of Dramatic Arts Undergraduate/Graduate Performance Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Dramatic Arts invites applications for part-time adjunct lecturer position to teach and direct either a THTR 397/497/597 (Theatre Practicum) production course in the Spring 2020 (January 1 - May 15) semester.  This position is fixed-term, and ranges from 2-30 hours per week.  Duties include casting, rehearsing with acting students, collaborating on production design development and realization with design students or guest designers, as well as working with student stage managers.  This position works within the resources of the school related to budget, time and availability of staff support.

The ideal candidate brings a professional and rigorous practice to a learning environment geared for 20 productions presented each year.  Required skills include basic physical and imaginative technique, voice and movement technique, text study, dramatic action and scene study.  Instructors should develop each student’s ability to explore and work with text, make choices that build a credible dramatic character based upon the demands of the text and build a strong connection to the other actor(s).  The successful candidate has a proven track record for demonstrating leadership throughout their career. While academic credentials are desirable, all equivalent experience in the professional arena is also important. Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:        Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:       1 - 2 years teaching; 5 years as a professional director with significant, demonstrable ties to at least one theatre and demonstrable interest in original plays, and equity, diversity, and inclusion; computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, and Internet)

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:        Master’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:       3 - 5 years teaching; professional track record of 5-plus years in directing with impact on the field with significant, demonstrable ties to more than 3 theatres, and demonstrable interest in original plays, and equity, diversity, and inclusion; advanced computer proficiency 

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, direction, playwriting, design, critical studies, stage management, technical directing and applied theatre arts. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees and an active production program of more than 20 shows annually that utilize four venues on campus.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified individuals and from broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor employment visas for this position.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

REQ20046120 Posted Date: 11/08/2019 - Thru date - 2019-11-15
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