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Assistant Teaching Professor of Speech/Accents

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Speech/Accents
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $88,600-$111,200.
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position here: Please refer to the 10/1/2023 salary scale for Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment. The base salary range, from the salary table, for this position is $74,600-$97,200.
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: March 28, 2024

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 28, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Theatre & Dance at UC San Diego ( seeks an experienced and specialized theatre professional to teach speech/dialects in our MFA professional actor training program, as well as acting in the undergraduate program. We invite theatre artists to apply for a tenure-track faculty position within the Teaching Professor Series. The academic appointment for this position will be for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Speech/Accents, effective July 1, 2024 and instruction beginning September 2024 (Fall Quarter).

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego, located on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay nation, invites applicants who specialize in ACCENTS, DIALECTS and TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEECH who can teach practice-based courses in speech, accents and dialects, basic acting in our undergraduate area, and serve as vocal coach on department productions. Significant experience with a variety of voice and speech pedagogies, phonetics, heightened text, as well as non-western methods of training would be welcome. We are passionate about fostering an inclusive vision for Voice and Speech in theatre training as we move forward in the twenty-first century. As a highly ranked MFA professional actor training program, we seek to provide our students with the kind of rigorous, expansive work in the art of clear speech and transformational vocal work that will serve the needs of all our productions and prepare our actors for a wide variety of challenges in their future careers.

As a department, we believe theatre and dance are transformational art forms that have the power and promise to change individuals and society. To amplify this mission, and to contribute to our culturally diverse creative community, the department strongly encourages applications from artists who engage across a range of cultural perspectives and training modalities, including those of the global majority, LGBTQIA+ practitioners, and women.

Position includes an expectation to participate in all facets of the graduate and undergraduate acting programs. Duties include teaching, developing curriculum, coaching departmental productions, casting, recruitment, university service, and a desire to invest in continuing to build and grow within the acting area.

Given the department's attention to curriculum that includes production, we are interested in recruiting and supporting an applicant who has a practice in acting and/or directing, coaching speech and accents, and can mentor MFA and selected undergraduate students in that practice.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  1. Applicants must possess an MFA or 3-5 years of professional experience and/or relevant training.

  2. Applicants must demonstrate 1 to 3 years of evidence of teaching effectiveness and mentorship in higher education. Examples include but are not limited to: positive teaching/mentoring evaluations, student support letters, peer/professional reviews, applicable awards/honors/nominations. Teaching experience can include, but is not limited to: academic institutions, artist residencies, seminars, creative workshops, and participatory performances.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Personal Statement

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for 3 references and upload at least 2 letters of reference.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA