St Edwards University
  • MMNT - Theatre
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


Visiting Assistant Professor / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor in Acting -- Resident Director


The St. Edward's University Department of Performing Arts/Mary Moody Northen Theatre invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, Visiting Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Acting who will also serve as Resident Director of Mary Moody Northen Theatre. The appointment will begin in Fall 2020.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in a range of approaches to acting and directing. Additional skills in teaching devised works for majors and non-majors is desirable.  Desired secondary expertise may include (but is not limited to): stage combat, Michael Chekhov, Suzuki, Viewpoints, and/or other movement pedagogies. In addition, the successful candidate will bring knowledge of new play development and a demonstrated commitment to supporting the work of writers and directors of color as well as educating a highly diverse student population.


The Resident Director serves as the theater's primary in-house curator and represents the University in the larger community. Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) serves as the professional producing arm of the St. Edward's University Department of Performing Arts theater training program and operates as a "learning laboratory" where students apply skills gained in the classroom to the practical work required in bringing a dramatic text from page to stage. The Resident Director is a faculty member and will report directly to the Chair, Department of Performing Arts


This faculty position will be filled at the Visiting Assistant (non-tenure-track, renewable), Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor level depending on qualifications and experience. Compensation will also depend on qualifications and experience.


For consideration, a M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree in Theater Arts or a related theatre discipline. Minimum 3 years teaching, mentoring and advising experience at the university or professional level (full or part-time). Professional directing and producing experience. Demonstrated results in advancing diversity and multiculturalism. A current, ongoing, and recognized theatrical or performance practice of at least 5 years. A commitment to continuing work in the profession.  Membership in a professional theatrical union. Preferred season planning and secondary area of teaching experience in movement related pedagogies. Preferred proven ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms and a deep understanding of and appreciation for the theatre production process. Preferred recruiting experience Ability to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds in accordance with the Holy Cross. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.



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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

 Medical & Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental Guardian Dental

Vision Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts



Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.  Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items. 


In your cover letter, please describe how your lived experiences prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University. As well as teaching philosophy statement that explains how the candidate's lived experience will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how the candidate will approach diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and production. 


Application Deadline: Full consideration given to applications received before March 1, 2020.



St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.



Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas.  St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities.  The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.  An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;




We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Reference #: F99943

Posted: 01/14/2020

Available: Immediately

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