Assistant Professor of Acting

Assistant Professor of Acting


The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for a full-time tenure track acting faculty appointment beginning Fall 2019. We seek an Acting teacher who is a multi-disciplinary artist, passionate about teaching, collaborating, and contributing as part of a faculty re-shaping our conservatory for the current/future field on stage, screen, and in new media.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching across a variety of settings will be considered.
Candidates must possess a current, recognized, professional practice. We will consider candidates who have extensive professional experience equivalent to having a terminal degree, and/or an MFA/PHD. Courses will be determined by a combination of the Schools’ needs and the candidate’s expertise, which could include: Acting for Film & Television, Content Creation for Actors, Shakespeare and other Classical Texts, Contemporary Heightened Language, Contemporary Scene Study, Solo Performance, and/or other courses using methodologies ranging from Stanislavski, to Non-Western, and more Contemporary approaches. Additional expertise in African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian-American theatre is valued.
This position requires excellent mentoring skills, cultural competency, and success with talent at early stages of professional artistic development. Faculty play a central role in our production season; directing students in productions, regularly advising and evaluating students on both course and production work, and participating in service activities for the School.
Long recognized as one of America’s top training institutions, The Theatre School was founded as the Goodman School of Drama in 1925 and is deeply rooted in Chicago’s traditions of ensemble, physicality, and play. Our faculty is made up of artists who are actively shaping the profession in Chicago’s world-class theater community, nationally and internationally. Graduates go on to lead the profession on stage and screen. Alumni include Kiki Layne, Joe Keery, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, Judy Greer, Gillian Anderson, John C Reilly, Charlayne Woodard, Ted Wass, Ann Dowd, Joe Mantegna, and Viola Spolin. Production is an integral part of the training and aims to serve Chicago’s dynamic community through new and established works for stage and screen, serving to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university, our city and the profession. Recent productions include alum Nambi Kelly’s adaptation of Native Son, Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s Wig Out, Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters, Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 3, and Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Water By The Spoonful.
With a proven record of fostering voices reflecting the diverse cultural makeup of Chicago, we seek someone passionate about continuing that mission; candidates of color, differently abled, and gender non-conforming, are strongly encouraged to apply.
DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, two main campuses, and enrollment of over 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 365 students in 12 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (27 Full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines.
Because the School seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please apply online as soon as possible at: and include a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. All applicants must apply online in order to be considered (paper applications will not be accepted). Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the search process. Application closes on January 5, 2019.

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