Lecturer – Acting | UW-Stevens Point



Job description

TTC Title and Code: Lecturer (TL020)

FTE: 100%

Position Information: Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Noel Fine Arts Center

Supervisor : Department of Theatre and Dance Chair

Pay Schedule-range : $40,000, minimum, based on qualifications and experience

Total Rewards: UW Stevens Point provides a competitive benefits package including monthly premiums starting at $32, deductibles starting at $250, auto-enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension) with employer contributions, and 17+ days of paid time off (PTO)*. Additional benefits and more information available on our Total Rewards page .

Department: Theatre and Dance

Department Description: The Department of Theatre and Dance at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by NAST and NASD. We offer BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design & Technology as well as BA degrees in Dance, Drama and Arts Management in a department of 200 undergraduate students. Admission to all department programs is by audition and/or interview only.

We are a department within a regional state institution in central Wisconsin committed to fostering a learning environment that develops global citizen artists with individual voices who will inspire, create, and achieve. We value experiential learning that prepares students to be theatre and dance artists and innovators. As a Department, we are committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible educational environment for all our students. See Advocacy, Allyship & Access committee for more information.

Part of UW-Stevens Point’s School of Performing Arts, The Department of Theatre & Dance is housed in the Noel Fine Arts Center with facilities that include a 372-seat proscenium theatre, a 150-seat black box theatre, two professional dance studios, dedicated costume, property and scenery shops, and multiple rehearsal spaces.  The UW-Stevens Point College of Fine Arts & Communication is recognized as one of a few within the country to be fully accredited in Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre.

University Description: Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit https://www.uwsp.edu/join-uw-stevens-point/ for more information about UW-Stevens Point. To learn about the Stevens Point (aka Point) area fun, jobs, housing, education, quality of life, and bragging rights, visit www.EverythingPointsHere.com .


Position Summary: This position will teach a year-long movement sequence for our incoming BFA Acting students as well as a year-long sequence in Voice and Articulation for both our BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre students.  Additional courses include Phonetics and Dialects, Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, and Introduction to Acting for non-majors. There is also potential to offer course work in the general education program. This position also includes the possibility of directing departmental productions. Non-instructional responsibilities include movement/vocal/dialect coaching for productions as well as combat choreography as needed.

We are seeking candidates with acting expertise and teaching methodologies that embrace the

multi-centric perspectives in our field. Candidates will bring unique experiences and approaches to teaching and scholarship that expand traditional theatrical convention. Candidates will be outstanding teachers and mentors who will share their individual viewpoints and experiences with our dedicated students. Our department values anti-racism, inclusivity, and equity. As we intentionally aspire to address the need for systemic change in our department, the theatre industry, and our greater community, we strongly encourage BIPOC and other historically under-represented candidates to apply.


Required Qualifications

  • MFA in Acting or specialized training certificate with extensive professional experience
  • University or Professional acting experience
  • Proven voice and movement training.
  • Stage Combat training and/or certification at the SAFD Actor Combatant level or higher.
  • Experience with Acting for the Camera (professional work and/or teaching experience)
  • Experience teaching at the university level and/or professional work in voice and movement.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, faculty/staff,  and other university constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification(s) in both Voice and Movement methodologies.
  • University or professional directing experience.
  • Previous university and/or professional combat choreography experience.
  • SAFD certification at the Advanced Actor Combatant level or higher.
  • Experience with Intimacy coaching/choreography.
  • Experience with Film editing.


Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.” 

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or [email protected] .

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at   https://www3.uwsp.edu/protsv/Pages/Clery.aspx

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

*PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.

Anticipated Appointment Date: August 21, 2023

Terms of Employment: This is an Instructional Academic Staff academic year (9-month) based appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Deadline: To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on April 7, 2023. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials: Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

* Cover letter addressing Required and Preferred qualifications and experience

* Curriculum Vitae

* Contact information for three professional references

* Statement of movement and voice teaching philosophy (including preferred movement and vocal training techniques such as Suzuki, Alexander, Linklater, IPA, Lessac, etc).  (One page or less).

* Statement that relays evidence of centering and/or advancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in

the classroom and production setting

* Video of teaching voice or movement optional, but encouraged

(Official Transcripts may be required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact: For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Mark Hanson, Chair, Search and Screen Committee

Email:   [email protected]

Phone: 715-346-3981

Human Resources Contact: If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Human Resources

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 715-346-2606

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.

Employment will require a criminal background check

How to apply

This position and instructions on how to apply are located on our website .  Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “ How To Apply ” document for more information.