September 11, 2012

Fw: Assistant Professor-theatre generalist

Am forwarding the below job listing for anyone who's interested.
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From: "Higginbotham, Rodney" <r-higginbotham1@NEIU.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 2:51 PM
Subject: Assistant Professor-theatre generalist

The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University invites applicants for an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in applied Theatre, to begin Fall 2013.  M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field required. Candidates whose interests and/or expertise are interdisciplinary are encouraged to apply.
We seek a Theatre generalist with both the applied and theoretical expertise to teach a range of Theatre courses, to collaborate with artistic staff, and to direct Department productions.  Successful candidates must have the ability to teach freshman and sophomore-level theatre courses (such as Introduction to Theatre), advanced theatre courses (in the area of dramatic literature), and graduate courses (such as Seminar in Theatre Research).  Successful candidates are capable of developing new courses that make important artistic, theoretical, historical and/or technical connections. This position emphasizes support of the graduate curriculum in Theatre, direction of graduate research/creative projects in Theatre, and mentoring of student directors/actors via our Studio Series. A new hire would work closely with the Managing Artistic Director to coordinate the season's productions, publicity and box office.  Additionally, this new hire would support outreach efforts in the surrounding community and interdisciplinary collaborations within the University. Production/directing experience is required.
Please submit a letter of application, transcript, curriculum vitae (including production/directing experience) with current e-mail address, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness and one addressing production experience).  For electronic submissions (preferred), combine documents into a single PDF file.  Applications should be sent to:
                Dr. Katrina Bell-Jordan, Chair
                Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
                Northeastern Illinois University
                5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
                Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until position is filled.
Professor Rodney Higginbotham, M.F.A.
Managing Artistic Director of The Stage Center Theatre
Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Ave.
Chicago,IL 60625-4699

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