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Open Position: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (School of Theatre)

Published April 20, 2021

Job ID: 48711
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Part Time

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The Florida State University School of Theatre invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Acting.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses each semester covering Intermediate Acting and Advanced Scene Study, primarily in the BFA Acting program. We are interested in practitioners who are committed to teaching undergraduates and who will maintain an active professional practice outside of Florida State. The position requires serving on School and University Committees, assisting in the recruitment and mentoring of students, and working in cooperation with faculty and staff in fulfilling the professional training and educational mission of the School of Theatre. A successful candidate would bring directing experience to the position and would, on a rotating basis, direct in the School’s Season. Other requirements include: commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion; ability to work effectively with community members with respect to gender, expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and national or ethnic origin; as well as commitment to safe working practices in the entertainment industry.

By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate. All are encouraged to apply.


An MFA or equivalent terminal degree is required as is successful college level teaching and professional acting experience.

Contact Info

Please email the School of Theatre at with any questions.

University Information

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Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply


If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.


Applicants are required to complete the online application and must include a letter of introduction, current CV, and three recent letters of recommendation.  Additional information may be requested.

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1) After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2) Click the My References link;
3) Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4) Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

You may also return to the My References link and click on “Send/View Reference Request” to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Complete applications will be reviewed starting May 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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