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Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre—Acting and Directing

The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University cordially invites applications for a professional-track, nine-month instructional position in the area of Acting and Directing at therank of assistant professor. The preferred start date for the position is Fall 2024. Exceptionally well qualified candidates with teaching and industry experience will be considered for appointment at an advanced rank (associate or full professor).


The largest private university in South Carolina, Anderson University is an innovative and entrepreneurial comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School four times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was recently ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, which is a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools, convenient access to major cities, and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, who are active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith.

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant expertise in Acting and Directing.  Duties of the position include teaching multi-level undergraduate courses in performance, script and character analysis, and the business of theatre; mentoring and advising undergraduates; and directing at least one main stage production per academic year.  There is also the potential for vocal/dialect coaching and theatrical intimacy direction for the mainstage.  The department encourages applicants with training specializations (Stanislavski, Hagen, Meisner, Chekhov) and proven success instructing students in period style performance.

Preferred qualifications include the ability to teach Voice and Movement courses focused in the specializations of Laban, Linklater, Bogart, and/or Suzuki; Alexander Technique; Dialects; and Theatrical Intimacy. 

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) completed by the date of hire and will demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, artistic practice, and an active profile in the field.  Salary is commensurate withqualifications and experience.

This is an on-site, in person role.  Application review will begin immediately and end with a successful appointment.

Please include a digital cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, and an AU faculty applicationto:  Theatre Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Sollish, at

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Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

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