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Adjunct Lecturer in BA Acting Program – THTR 499 (Dramatic Writing for Actors) – USC – Los Angeles, CA

Company: USC

Location: Los Angeles, CA

  • Full Time


The School of Dramatic Arts is seeking to hire an adjunct lecturer for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Undergraduate Acting Program starting August 16, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020. This position will teach Dramatic Writing for Actors to our Bachelor of Fine Arts Seniors. The course will focus on giving the actor a fundamental understanding of the basics of dramatic writing by examining the differences between a play for the theatre and a screenplay, as well as seek to hone the craft of the actor through practical writing experience.

Candidates should have ample experience working as an actor and/or teacher, and engaging with others in the role of teacher, director and/or coach or mentor to students of acting specifically in camera and performance. They should understand the need to balance theory and practice. Successful candidates are charismatic individuals with sensitivity to the academic environment; they demonstrate leadership in their careers and share the School’s credo and mission. Lastly, candidates must understand and value the School or Dramatic Arts unique location in Los Angeles and the dynamic relationship that exists between theatre and the film entertainment industry. While academic credentials are desirable, all equivalent experience in the professional arena is also important. Applications should include a letter describing the candidate’s qualification of the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field
  • 3-5 years teaching; work as an instructor or acting coach
  • Classically trained in theatre, camera and performance; computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, and Internet)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years teaching

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, direction, playwriting, design, critical studies, stage management, technical directing and applied theatre arts. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA, and MFA degrees and an active production program of more than 20 shows annually that utilize four venues on campus.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified individuals and from broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor employment visas for this position.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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