Position Description: The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the search for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting with Voice/Speech emphasis. The appointment begins August 15, 2022.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in the areas of voice and speech for theatrical productions, movement, and acting. MFA or terminal degree and university level teaching record required. Significant experience and/or certification in Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Knight-Thompson Speechwork and/or Joy of Phonetics is desirable. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, collaborative team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Tier One Research Institution. Salary commensurate with experience. Our student population represents a diverse array of race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic background, sexuality, and other experiences. We encourage applicants who reflect and support that diversity. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.
Minimum Qualifications: 1) Terminal degree required. 2) Teaching experience in voice and speech required. 3) Ability to teach acting and movement required. 4) Must possess an ability to collaborate effectively in teams working within an established curriculum. 5) Effective organizational and communication skills required.
Duties: Teach major courses in BFA and MFA Acting curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching voice and speech and other related courses; vocal and dialect coaching for Illinois Theatre productions.
Rank and Salary: One Year Visiting Assistant Professor, full-time position. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience. The position reports to the Head of the Department of Theatre in connection with the Head of Acting.
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Application Procedures: To apply, create your applicant profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/search-jobs and upload the following:
The application package should include
- statement of teaching philosophy
- statement on commitment to diversity (The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service)
- curriculum vitae
- names and contact information of four references (no letters)
all in a single .pdf file
Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 9th, 2022
Department: The Department of Theatre includes 24 faculty members, 12 Krannert Center Design and Technical faculty members, 3 academic staff, 7 campus affiliated faculty members, 120 undergraduates and more than 60 graduate students. The department offers BFA and MFA programs in acting; theatre studies; and design, technology and management. There are also 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 comprised 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.
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