Assistant Professor of Movement/Physical Acting

18 September, 2015

he Department of Dramatic Art of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced teacher of Movement / Physical Acting to join a highly collaborative faculty in one of the nation’s oldest and most select MFA Acting programs. Areas of mastery and competence might include but not be limited to: Alexander Technique, Circus, Clown, Dance, Feldenkrais, Lucid Body, Martial Arts for the Actor, Mask, Stage Combat, Yoga.

Responsibilities of this position include: teaching all MFA Movement/Physical Acting classes and creating a coherent and progressive six-semester curriculum; teaching one undergraduate course per year. Work in areas of specialization and competence with PlayMakers Repertory Company (the LORT theater associated with the Department) is expected in consultation with the Producing Artistic Director and the Chair of the Department.

Ongoing external engagement with the profession, at a significant level, is expected.

Educational Requirements

Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts degree in an appropriate discipline

Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 3 years experience as a teacher of movement/physical acting in a professional training environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online at In addition to a cover letter and CV, candidates will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required).

References must be at level of tenure-track assistant professor or higher. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. These letters must be received by November 15, 2015. Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. Please see for instructions.

The minimum number of references required are 4 with a maximum of 4 reference letters.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Ray Dooley
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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