Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech
Department of Theatre
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Fine and Applied Arts
Position Description: The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the search for a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech, with a beginning date of August 16, 2018.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience teaching voice and speech for theatre at the university level. MFA or terminal degree required. The position requires teaching and mentorship of BFA and MFA students in an intensive professional setting, as well as coaching departmental productions, and one-on-one coaching as needed. The successful candidate will join a highly dynamic, collaborative acting faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in a professional training, conservatory style setting, housed in a Tier-One Research Institution. We strongly encourage applicants to apply who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty, in the areas of race, gender, ethnicity, and orientation. The department of theatre espouses a philosophy of radical inclusion, and the successful candidate will be able to help advance this philosophy in an open, direct, and inclusive atmosphere.
Minimum Qualifications: Required: Terminal degree, Experience teaching voice and speech at the University level, expertise in speech, IPA, accents/dialects, voice over, advanced text and styles, and one or more recognized vocal production approaches. Preferred: Effective organizational and communication skills. An ability to collaborate effectively in a team, and a clear understanding of the voice and speech needs in the performing arts, including: stage, film, TV, musical theatre, voice over/audiobook, web series, etc. Preferred: AEA membership. Desirable: Experience with directing and/or new methods of playmaking.
Duties: Teach voice and speech (and related courses as necessary) in the BFA and MFA acting areas, and voice and dialect coaching for Illinois Theatre productions. Engage in curriculum development, recruitment, artistic mentoring, and academic advising. Responsibilities may also include committee and service work. Ongoing external research/professional creative activity is expected and encouraged.
Rank and Salary: Visiting Assistant Professor, (full-time, 9-month position), with expected renewal for 3 years, pending satisfactory performance. Salary commensurate with experience.
For further information about the Department, please visit our website at www.theatre.illinois.edu
Application Procedures: To apply, create your applicant profile at
http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following by April 15, 2018.
All requested information must be included with your applicant profile:
- Cover Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae (with email address)
- Names and contact information for 3 professional references familiar with
your qualifications and experience.
Department: The Department of Theatre includes 18 faculty members, 12 Krannert Center Design and Technical faculty members, 4 academic staff, 6 campus affiliated faculty members, 115 undergraduates and more than 60 graduate students. The department offers BFA and MFA programs in Acting, Design, Technology, and Stage Management. There are also BFA, MA and PhD programs in Theatre Studies. The department and its production programs are housed in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a state of the art, multi-venue facility that operates collaboratively within an artistic structure that serves areas of theatre, dance, music, opera, and professional touring performances. Theatre faculty members work closely with Krannert Center staff and the faculties of the Department of Dance and the School of Music’s Lyric Theatre Program.
Please direct any inquiries to Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist, Krannert Performing Arts Service Center and School of Music at email@example.com or (217) 244-3084.
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