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Department of Theater - Assistant Professor of Acting

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Acting

Application Window

Open date: August 25th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Professor of Theater - Acting (Assistant Rank)

UCLA seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Theater, effective July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled collaborator, who embraces a philosophy of integrated curriculum.

Responsibilities of the position will include the following:
• Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; we are interested in candidates who can teach acting and one or more of the following: voice, directing and/or movement;
• Cultivate and maintain a national and international professional career;
• Recruit promising students;
• Mentor current students in academic and career planning;
• Serve on department and university committees;
• Contribute to department and university initiatives in equity, diversity and inclusion;
• Collaborate on program design and curriculum maintenance.

In addition to the above, the ability to teach in any of the following areas is desirable: African American, Latina/o, Indigenous theater, and/or gender and sexuality in performance.

We seek a colleague prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration among the various areas within the Department of Theater (Acting, Directing, Design, Playwriting, and Theater and Performance Studies); in partnership with the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; and across the University and professional schools.

We strongly encourage and solicit applications from candidates with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in theater and academia.

Terminal degree in hand at time of appointment and/or 4 years professional experience.

Deadline: Open until filled (For full consideration materials must be received by November 15, 2021.

Please address cover letter, CV, Statement on Contributions to Diversity, and names & contact information of references to the chair of the search committee Professor Dominic Taylor.

The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Terminal degree in hand at time of appointment and/or 4 years professional experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - a cover letter of no more than 3 pages that illustrates your particular suitability for the position

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Statement of Teaching - a statement of your teaching interest/philosophy/goals and experience


  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Portfolio - portfolio should be uploaded as a pdf

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application.

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles