Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music and Theater Arts

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Position ID:MIT-MTA-LECTURER [#23916]
Position Title: LECTURER in Performance Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Theater Arts / acting, performance practice
Appl Deadline:2023/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/02, finished 2023/08/19)
Position Description:    

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Seeking: The program in Theater Arts at MIT seeks candidates for up to three full-time Lecturers to join its interdisciplinary program in performance practice. Lecturers teach six courses per year, which may include Introduction to Acting, Motion Theater, Acting Techniques and Styles, Voice and Speech, and other performance-related course offerings such as Acting with Cameras, Fundamentals of Directing, Performance Media, or Script Analysis. Lecturers may also mentor independent student projects, direct and/or facilitate student productions and workshops, and are encouraged broadly to participate in the ongoing development of new course offerings, and in evolving new artistic, social, and scholarly initiatives.

Qualifications: MFA, PhD, and/or extensive and equivalent professional experience required. Minimum two years experience teaching in higher education or conservatory environments and/or extensive instructional experience in alternative settings. The program in Theater Arts is as committed to new works as to new ways of working. Artist-educators are supported in bringing culture-conscious, collaborative, and flexible approaches to fostering inclusive classroom, production, and studio environments. As expansive practitioners in performance, candidates with a fluency in multiple traditions, techniques, and approaches to contemporary performance practices are especially sought. Other areas of valued expertise may include approaches to performance that center social justice, alternative dramaturgies, playwriting, choreography, dance and dance theater, live art performance, music theater, interactive design, etc. 

Program Overview: Situated within the Music and Theater Arts section of the School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at MIT, the program in Theater Arts offers an array of courses and experiences in support of the Bachelor of Science Major, Minor, and Concentration in Theater Arts. As part of a vibrant interdisciplinary arts community at MIT, the program in Theater Arts annually presents publicly attended performances, workshops, readings, lectures, exhibitions and creative residencies. More about the program in Theater Arts here:

Diversity, Wellness, and Inclusion: MIT Music and Theater Arts is united in our pursuit of artistic, intellectual, creative and technical excellence; this requires intense focus and dedication by all members of our community. We value diversity and practice inclusion with regard to identities, backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. We prioritize the mental, emotional and physical health of all members of our community. Diversity, wellness and inclusion are central to our curriculum and hiring; we are therefore committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff to enhance the educational experience of the students we serve. 

Affirmative Action: MIT complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations concerning Affirmative Action and workplace equal opportunity that are outlined by policies and procedures to assure that employment-related actions are made without regard to non-work related, personal characteristics such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, disability, or national or ethnic origin. 

Americans with Disabilities Act: To comply with regulations by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in position descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Music & Theater Arts
Cambridge, MA 02139-4037