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Eastern Illinois University Department of Theatre seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre to teach undergraduate courses in Acting for the Musical Stage, Musical Theatre Dance, and Auditioning. The ability to teach courses in the overall performance curriculum, such as Acting I and Stage Movement, as well as Musical Theatre History and specialized areas of dance, including tap, is highly desirable.
This position requires internal and external service obligations as well as an active agenda of creative work in the industry.
Applicants must have an MFA or BFA in Theatre with at least five years of significant professional credits and union membership, as well as experience in directing and choreographing theatrical productions to be considered for this tenure-track appointment. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required. Preferred qualifications: At least two years of university level teaching and the ability to recruit and retain students for a young program.
Applicants must submit a letter of application, statement of actor training philosophy for the musical performer, including an approach to DEI and consent-based practices in the classroom and the rehearsal room, detailed vitae and theatrical resume, evidence of successful teaching including student evaluations, and contact information for three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/116428. A reel of professional work is also welcome. Review of applications will begin December 02, 2022, but applications may be considered until the position is filled. For questions regarding the search, contact Anne Thibault, email@example.com.
Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University. Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.
The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community