Theatre, Musical: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

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Theatre, Musical – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Musical Theatre at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2017.  Preference for a candidate with practical experience in musical theatre production.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching a new musical theatre curriculum within the theatre arts major and directing a musical production annually. Candidates should have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and teaching theatre as a liberal art.
Specific teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Musical Theatre, Acting in Musical Theatre, Directing Musicals, Stage Movement/Dance, History of Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre Audition Techniques. Applicant should also be able to contribute to the department’s offerings of introductory theatre courses. The position will include active participation in student recruitment and collaboration with faculty from other departments, especially Music. Other duties include full participation in curriculum development, program assessment, and season planning.
The ideal candidate will possess an MFA in Musical Theatre or Performance with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and experience teaching and directing musical theatre productions.   Candidate should also have knowledge and interest in working with a wide variety of musical theatre styles (Broadway, Off-Broadway, contemporary, pop/rock, light opera, etc.).
Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website:
Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Jeff Coussens at [email protected] .  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, contact information for three – five references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and visual evidence of past production work and any evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Search #104-17 Theatre, Musical, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Provost, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or by email to [email protected]
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.




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Job No: Search #104-17
Posted: 9/26/2016
Application Due: 11/26/2016
Work Type: Full Time