Utah State University

Assistant Professor of Acting

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/16/2024 6:40 PM)
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Caine College of the Arts
Theatre Arts
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Utah State University Eastern Department of Theatre Arts, located on the Price Campus, seeks a dynamic teacher-artist. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position. Review of applications begins March 15, 2024, and continues until filled. The position start date is August 1, 2024.


  • Candidates for this tenure-track position will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and directing.
  • The teaching load is assigned by the department head in consultation with the dean and campus leadership. The initial teaching assignment will include courses such as Acting, Directing, and Introduction to Film.
  • Mentoring student actors and designers through tech and dress rehearsals; periodic evening and weekend attendance required.
  • Possible course assignments in an additional area of expertise, per applicant strengths and department needs.
  • Participate in department, college, and university service.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA in Acting with professional acting experience at the regional level or higher.
  • Demonstrated track record of ability to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff on directing assignments for mainstage productions in a student-centered environment.
  • Minimum one year of teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years teaching experience at a university with evidence of successful teaching and recruitment.
  • Directing experience at the university level and/or professionally.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.

2) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application. Please address teaching, directing, and recruitment experience.

3) Name and contact information (including email) for a minimum of three professional references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile.


Finalists will be requested to submit official transcripts for all degrees and institutions attended.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Theatre – USU Eastern

USU Eastern Theatre is a unique and individualized program. Offering an immersive theatre experience, in state-of-the-art facilities on the Price campus, students at Eastern are provided with direct hands-on experience in all performance and technical areas including design and management. This newly created associate of art theatre degree creates a direct transfer portal system to USU’s Department of Theatre Arts on the main campus in Logan.


Utah State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).


Caine College of the Arts

The Caine College of the Arts (CCA) seeks to make the arts more visible, more innovative, and more fully integrated into the intellectual life of Utah State University and the communities it serves. The CCA is a collaborative community, representing the collective strengths and voices of the arts and it acts as a conduit for connecting people and programs. The CCA offers a visiting artist program that brings important artists, designers, and scholars to campus, is home to award-winning faculty, features a world-class performance hall, offers internships with prominent artists and designers, and operates several international study opportunities. The College houses the Departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts, and is closely affiliated with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU campus.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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