Assistant Professor of Theatre

Job description

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.

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.  




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 7/20/2019
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Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.