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Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Movement and Acting - Department of Theater

The Department of Theater in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Movement and Acting (tenure-track) beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The successful candidate will be the primary movement specialist for the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program, and will also teach at the undergraduate level based on their areas of expertise.

Other duties include production movement coaching; advising; university, college, and department service; and the possibility of directing depending on experience. The normal teaching load is three and two on the semester system.


Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile. A completed Master of Fine Arts degree, advanced professional training and experience, and a minimum of 3 years of successful teaching at the graduate level are required. Candidates should have experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A successful candidate will be versed in a variety of styles/genres, with the ability to teach a sequential professional four-semester movement curriculum to MFA students.

Application Instructions

To apply, send letter of interest and curriculum vitae, and have three current letters of recommendation sent independently by the authors. Additionally, all applicants must submit a diversity statement describing how your research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within your scholarly field(s) and/or how your individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. Please submit materials through Interfolio at An official transcript must be made available prior to job offer.

Review of applications begins January 1, 2023.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past ten years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.