Theatre Arts: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

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Theatre Arts – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theatre History to fill a full-time, tenure track position beginning August 2017. 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.
Candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and the teaching of theatre as a liberal art.  Specific responsibilities include teaching at least one section of Introduction to Theatre, two courses in Theatre History, and one section of Dramaturgical Research. The candidate will also be required to direct one production each season. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach in Augustana’s interdisciplinary programs, particularly, First Year Inquiry and Women and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in theatre history and have a strong research agenda in the field.
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 #105-17 Theatre Arts, 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 #105-17
Posted: 9/26/2016
Application Due: 11/26/2016
Work Type: Full Time