Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre History & Criticism

School of Theatre & Dance

The Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance is accepting applications for a full-time position in Theatre History & Criticism to begin in August 2024.  Millikin is a small, private, comprehensive university of approximately 1800 students located in Decatur, Illinois.  The nationally recognized School of Theatre and Dance is a vibrant and highly visible component of the campus community serving 160 students in five-degree programs including a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies and BFAs in Acting, Design and Production, Musical Theatre, and Stage Management.  The school is housed in a new $29 million facility, the Center for Theatre and Dance, which opened in 2020. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach courses in Play Analysis both beginning and advanced undergraduate levels.
  • Teach courses in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, and Performance Studies
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Director of the School of Theatre & Dance and other theatre faculty.
  • Attend School of Theatre & Dance, College of Fine Arts, and full faculty meetings
  • University and School of Theatre & Dance service

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Theatre
  • University level teaching experience
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in theatre history
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in dramatic literature, performance studies, and/or dramaturgy
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office communication tools such as Teams, Sharepoint, and Outlook

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching diverse student populations.
  • Teaching and collaborative practices related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access
  • Experience in teaching courses and leading student groups in BIPOC/GM topics.
  • Experience with Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Intimacy Direction/Coaching at the university and/or professional level.

Application Materials:

  • Letter of Application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy and Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
  • 3 Professional References
  • Website, if available

Application Deadline:

Review of applicants will begin June 24, 2024 and will continue until filled.

Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package, including eligibility for tuition waiver. 


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