Position Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech
Posting Number: F1900002
UB Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor appointment in voice and speech. Primary responsibility is to teach vocal production, speech, text, dialects and accents for the stage, as well as provide support for the production season in the form of vocal, text and/or dialect coaching. Ability to work with stylized and period text is essential, and a secondary area in physical acting is preferred. In addition to instructing majors, the successful candidate will contribute to general education through delivery of a Performance Appreciation course and/or first-year seminar. Online teaching experience and knowledge of digital platforms available in the education industry, and must be equipped to provide consistent, timely, and effective feedback to students through digital channels. Our new colleague will play an instrumental role in departmental recruitment and outreach initiatives.
The Department of Theatre & Dance offers nine academic programs including BA, BFA, and MA/PhD in Theatre. We produce a full season of music theatre productions, dance concerts, and dramatic works with UB's Center for the Arts and Katharine Cornell Theatre. The department is a hub for interdisciplinary arts activity within the university, intersecting with Music, Art, Media Study, Architecture, and Poetry among others. The department's performance degrees offer in-depth curriculums with creative tracks that prepare students for a broad range of professional careers.
Buffalo, NY is a vibrant arts and cultural center that includes over twenty theatres, several professional and community dance organizations, and numerous art galleries. It is home to well-known organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ArtPark, Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center and more. Buffalo is centrally located, with easy access to major metropolitan hubs in the Northeast including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. Located on Lake Erie, just south of Niagara Falls, Buffalo’s surrounding natural areas, state parks, beaches, rivers and ski areas provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
MFA or PhD in Performance Pedagogy or related field.
Significant record of professional creative activity as performer and/or voice coach.
Certification in a known voice training methodology (i.e. Cecily Berry, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, Miller Voice Method, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Rodenburg, etc.).
3+ years of teaching at the university level.
Online teaching experience or experience in web-based learning.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.