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Assistant/Associate Professor in Voice and Speech (Tenure-Track)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Voice and Speech (Tenure-Track)
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department Department of Theatre
Application Deadline Oct. 9, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to invite applications for a full time, nine-month, Tenure–Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Voice and Speech beginning August 2024. We are particularly seeking an artist/scholar who is committed to inclusive and accessible teaching practices that train BFA and MFA actors for consent–forward, trauma–informed theatre making. This position reports to the Head of the Department of Theatre in connection with the Head of Acting. Assistant Professor Salary starts at $70,000. Associate Professor Salary starts at $80,000.

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 will be able to demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility through research, teaching, mentoring and/or service endeavors. We are interested in someone who has a genuine appreciation for healthy practices that support, encourage, and uplift the artistic student in coursework, rehearsals, performance, and the professional world.

Duties include a general teaching load of 2 classes/semester as well as ongoing development of creative research and/or professional practice, committee work, advising, and (as appropriate) coaching shows in the Illinois Theatre season. Classroom topics shared with existing voice faculty may include Text Analysis, Vocal Production, Vocal Health and Anatomy, IPA, Accents/Dialects, Singing, Voice–Over, Vocal Pedagogy, or other areas of focus based on the candidate’s expertise.

The ideal candidate will have significant training in and/or experience teaching a recognized Voice or Speech methodology (i.e., Fitzmaurice, Linklater, Rodenburg, Knight–Thompson Speechwork, Estill Voice Training, etc.), experience in coaching voice and/or accents for theatrical productions, and experience teaching Voice and Speech at the university level. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate an existing record of or potential for a robust body of creative work/research. Additionally, the candidate shares a passion for teaching collaboratively with fellow Acting Faculty, developing curriculum, and mentoring students from other areas including Design, Tech, and Stage Management.

Position Qualifications:

  • Terminal Degree or Equivalent Experience required; MFA preferred.
  • Teaching Experience at the University level required, teaching in Voice/Speech preferred.
  • Effective organizational and communication skills.
  • Must possess an ability to collaborate effectively in teams working to develop curriculum.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 9, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, but no hiring decision will be made until after the close of the search. For full consideration, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of curricular commitment to inclusive, accessible, and trauma–informed teaching practices
  • Three references with contact information

For further information about the position, please contact the search chair, Allison Moody, at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

Helpful Links:
Illinois Theatre -
Krannert Center for Performing Arts -
Illinois Theatre News -

The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign includes 24 faculty members, 12 Krannert Center Design and Technical faculty members, 3 academic staff, 7 campus affiliated faculty members, 130 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.

Illinois Theatre faculty and students also work within a rich campus environment for research and community-partnered learning, supported by an array of top-tier centers, institutes, and academic departments. As the flagship campus within the state university system, UIUC is a Research I university, and one of the first institutions to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement. The Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, located between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, is among Illinois’ fastest growing communities, and boasts a strong network of community justice and arts organizations.

  • The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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Contact Information

  • Allison Moody
    Department of Theatre
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana, IL


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