Assistant Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of Theatre Teacher Education, Tenure Track

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Illinois State University

School of Theatre and Dance

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of Theatre Teacher Education, Tenure Track

The School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University seeks an Assistant Professor for a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track position as Coordinator of the Theatre Teacher Education program.  The successful candidate will be a collaborative educator and artist with expertise in a variety of contemporary performance pedagogies and practices. This faculty member mentors students seeking grades 9 – 12 licensure in the state of Illinois; teaches undergraduate Theatre Teacher Education methods courses; administers the Theatre Teacher Education program; supervises field experiences and student teachers; supports partnerships with schools and state arts organizations; and recruits prospective students.

The faculty member will continue direct involvement in the annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival; serve as the liaison to the College of Education; serve on selected committees; and may be assigned other duties based on the particular strengths of the candidate and the needs of the School of Theatre and Dance. Opportunities exist to direct in the School of Theatre and Dance season, and to collaborate with colleagues across campus on scholarly/creative endeavors. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Terminal degree. Minimum of two years teaching experience at the secondary level required, with proficiency in directing young actors and administering a secondary theatre arts program. Desired qualifications include college-level teaching experience; expertise in at least one related area (directing, acting, production design, etc.); knowledge of and/or familiarity with edTPA; research agenda in TYA, education, or secondary theatre; experience with integrating technology into coursework. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Starting date: August 16, 2017.

Illinois State University is a liberal arts institution with a commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and creative activity.  The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, a nationally renowned outdoor summer festival entering its 40th season, is an extension of ISU's College of Fine Arts.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience to our students.

Applications for this position will be reviewed starting October 14, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applicants should complete an online faculty application and upload a Letter of Application and Full CV via (posting number 0708648). In addition, applicants should submit three current letters of recommendation. The letters should be mailed to Michelle Woody, Illinois State University, School of Theatre and Dance 5700, Normal IL 61790-5700.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

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Posted: 9/26/2016
Application Due: 11/26/2016
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.