Assistant Professor of Theatre
Request/Posting Number 0712074
Classification Title Assistant Professor of Theatre
Working Title Assistant Professor of Theatre - Theatre and Film Studies and General Education
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Theatre and Dance - 05700000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary POSITION:
Illinois State University's School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the areas of Theatre and Film Studies and General Education. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position.
Candidate will teach dramatic literature, theory and criticism, dramaturgy, and theatre history to undergraduate and graduate students (M.A. and M.F.A.), as well as courses for non-majors. Candidate should have a primary focus in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism or theatre history and historiography, as demonstrated by an active research profile. A secondary interest in global theatre is a plus. Other duties include recruitment; serving on School, College, and University committees; and other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in developing and achieving School goals and objectives.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Additional Information: THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE:
The School of Theatre and Dance is a large production-oriented program that offers BA/BS, MA/MS, and MFA degrees. A member of the University/Resident Theatre Association and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the School has approximately 30 faculty/staff and 300 undergraduate and graduate students. Performance facilities are excellent with a proscenium theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts, a small thrust theatre, and a black-box studio theatre. The School of Theatre and Dance is the home of the nationally recognized Illinois Shakespeare Festival, an U/RTA Equity contract theatre.
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.
Required Qualifications 1. Ph.D. or D.F.A. in a theatre discipline
2. Nine months of university-level teaching experience
3. Active research profile in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism or theatre history and historiography
4. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Ph.D. or D.F.A. in a theatre discipline
Hiring Rate/Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2019
Posting date 05-20-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To assure full consideration, please complete the attached online faculty employment application and required documents by June 19, 2019. Please submit the following documents to the posting: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, contact information for three references.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Contact Information Human Resources:
Departmental Homepage https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre-dance/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.