The Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Acting to begin in August 2020. Millikin is a small, private, liberal arts institution of approximately 1900 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 260 students in five degree programs including B.F.A.s in Acting, Design and Production, Musical Theatre, and Stage Management and a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in an existing acting sequence as well as Acting for the Camera. Additional possible courses include Devised Theatre, Voice for the Stage, Voiceover, Directing, or other upper-level performance electives. There is also to possibility to direct.
Successful candidates will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the start of the contract, will be highly collaborative and will participate in academic advising, recruiting, student mentoring, departmental and university service, as well as engage in scholarship and/or artistic work. Preferred qualifications include previous university teaching experience, professional performance and/or directing experience, and experience serving diverse student populations.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, brief teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Additionally, we would like all candidates to submit a brief statement of their experiences with and preparation for working with traditionally underrepresented students as we work to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within our program. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Applications must be submitted by February 24 to guarantee full consideration. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.