The Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance is accepting applications for a full-time, Visiting Instructor in Theatre History and Directing for the 2017-2018 academic year. Millikin is a small, private, liberal arts institution 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 220 students in six degree programs including B.F.A.s in Acting, Design and Production, Musical Theatre, Stage Management, Theatre Administration and a B.A. in Theatre. Responsibilities will include teaching of a two-course theatre history sequence, introductory script analysis, and directing. Candidates interested in directing Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play in the mainstage production season are especially desirable. Successful candidates will be highly collaborative.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in theatre or theatre-related field (ABD considered). Strongly preferred qualifications include previous university teaching experience, professional or university directing experience, and experience serving diverse student populations.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, brief teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Applications must be submitted by March 31 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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.