University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign https://faa.illinois.edu/units/theatre invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Art and Entertainment Technology with a proposed start date of August 16, 2023. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment centered on a nine-month academic year paid over twelve months. The initial appointment is a one-year contract with potential for renewal based on performance. Multi-year contracts typically follow promotion within this path.
- Art and Entertainment Technology program design and development.
- Teaching courses in AET relevant to their area of expertise.
- Advising AET students in their academic progress & AET practicum show assignments.
- Facilitating the development of professional internship experiences.
The nominal load will be 80% teaching, 20% service with the understanding that project advising will be counted as teaching, and general advising and internship development will be counted as service.
- A creative vision for leading undergraduate technicians toward proficiency in the practice of new technologies in AET with a focus on craft, engineering techniques, and problem-solving skills.
- Essential skills include an understanding of theatrical design aesthetics and principles, proficiency in CAD drafting, and knowledge of safety measures related to live events.
- The ability to teach a range of courses in the areas of scenic technology, lighting and/or sound.
- A passion for mentoring students and in making a positive impact toward diversity, inclusion, and equity in theatrical practice and education is essential.
- Be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with production teams.
- Demonstrate the potential for creative impact on the local community and/or national level.
MFA or significant professional experience in entertainment technology preferred.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic scenic, lighting, and sound technology faculty of 8, along with a collaborative team at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We encourage applicants to apply who will bring particular experience and passion to diversifying our curriculum with regard to race, gender, ethnicity, and ability. We particularly encourage applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and in theatrical design and technical fields.
As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the Department of Theatre 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, as well an MA and PhD program in theatre research. The department is housed in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-venue facility that operates collaboratively with theatre, dance, music, opera, and professional touring performances. For further information about the Department, please visit our website at https://faa.illinois.edu/units/theatre.
University of Illinois
A Tier One Research Institution, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, and the Arts. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, and https://faa.illinois.edu for the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Salary commensurate with experience, with a minimum for Teaching Assistant Professor level set at $60,000.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. (CST) on March 24, 2023. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID 1015361).
Application materials must include the following:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Link to professional website or online portfolio
Names and contact information of three professional references familiar with your qualifications and experience
Once all required information/documents have been submitted, references will be contacted directly with a request for a letter of recommendation.
For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions specific to the nature of the position, contact Professor Robert Perry, search committee chair, Department of Theatre, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, email@example.com.
Illinois Theatre: https://theatre.illinois.edu/
Krannert Center for Performing Arts: https://krannertcenter.com/