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Faculty, Theatre and Speech Communication (Voice and Diction), Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2023

Salem State University

Last Updated: 11/05/22

Job Description

Salem State University’s award-winning Department of Theatre and Speech Communication seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in performance to teach voice and diction training and serve as a vocal coach on productions in our NAST-accredited BFA and BA theatre program. This faculty member will primarily support the department's Bachelor of Fine Arts acting concentration and will teach Voice for Performance, as well as Dialects. There will be opportunities to serve as a vocal and dialect coach on production, and to teach additional courses and participate in the professor’s area of interest. The department welcomes applicants who can help diversify our curriculum and faculty.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates
diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master of Fine Arts in a performance-based discipline, such as acting or directing
  2. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level
  3. Significant experience in voice and speech pedagogies, techniques, and training methodologies, including but not limited to: IPA, dialects, Berry, Rodenberg, Linklater, Lessac, Hart, Fitzmaurice, as well as non-western forms of voice and speech training

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A dossier of professional accomplishments as a vocal coach
  2. An understanding of the changing linguistic needs of the actor in an evolving professional and global landscape
  3. Evidence of teaching, and/or mentoring developing actors in the classroom and regionally
  4. Ability to collaborate with students, staff, and faculty in a rigorous theatre program or company
  5. The ability to teach and engage with identity-conscious and culturally-sensitive students, faculty, and staff
  6. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty/librarian ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online at and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.

This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note:
If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...