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Department of Performing Arts

Job Title: Associate, Assistant or full Professor of Physical Theatre/Movement
Application Deadline: April 15,  2018
Position Start Date: September 2018
Type: Full Time (One year renewable contract)
Apply By E-mail: mssf@bilkent.edu.tr

Job Description: Bilkent University seeks a professional artist/educator with expertise in Physical Theater and Movement to teach a range of undergraduate courses. Candidates with specialization in Suzuki method, Grotowski, Biomechanics or other similar methods and with the ability to also teach fundamentals of either Feldenkrais method, Alexander technique, Tai Chi or others are preferred. Primary responsibilities include design and teach a four-semester physical training curriculum for the undergraduate BA acting program. Other responsibilities include directing a physical theatre project, coaching/assisting department productions, mentoring and advising students and participating in departmental and university service responsibilities.

Bilkent University, located in Ankara, is Turkey’s first private university.  The Department of Theatre, Chaired by American Director Jason Hale, educates and trains undergraduate students to become actors and theater artists, and enjoys a reputation of being a national first-choice for many students in Turkey. The department provides the creative tools to become fully-equipped actors to our students and offer a rigorous curriculum with internationally-acclaimed, award-winning faculty and top-notch production facilities and stages. Students are able to interpret, analyze and perform in a variety of disciplines and styles from classical plays to cutting-edge post-modern theatre, and from the stage to the screen.  The Department currently has international collaboration agreements with The Shanghai Theatre Academy and The Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Poland.

Bilkent is a vibrant international community. Its faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English.

Education Requirement: MFA or MA in related field required.
*All applications regardless of degree requirements will be considered.

Required Qualifications:  Three year minimum university level teaching experience, previous professional theatre experience with a well-articulated approach to teaching movement for actors. Expertise in Physical Theatre area.

Preferred Qualifications:  Candidates with additional specialization in related areas such as mask-work, stage combat, commedia dell’arte, acrobatic skills, etc.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Bilkent University provides fully furnished on campus faculty housing, health insurance, lunch per diem, and subsidized private school for faculty members’ dependents in the K12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Accepted by e-mail only.

Required documents at time of application:
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Description of teaching and artistic philosophy
Number of References (3)

Contact Information:
Address: I.D. Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
Universiteler Mah. Cankaya, 06800 Bilkent Ankara TURKEY

Phone Number: +90 312 290 1387
Fax Number: +90 312 266 4539
E-mail: mssf@bilkent.edu.tr