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Assistant Professor of Acting

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Assistant Professor of Acting
Department of Theatre
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Theatre seeks a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Acting with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Completion of a terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach MFA/BFA acting, including on-camera acting. Successful candidates should also have experience with new work development. Duties include a teaching load of generally 2 classes/semester as well as committee work, advising, and (as appropriate) directing or coaching in support of the departmental curriculum and mission. Applicants should demonstrate a record of professional acting, directing or creative activity.

The Department of Theatre’s mission is to model radical inclusion in our classes and productions as well as our faculty, staff, and students. We are invested in adapting and translating classic texts for contemporary audiences as well as creating new artistic work. We prepare students for professions in the theatre and related fields by fostering a deep understanding of traditional approaches paired with rigorous training in emerging professional practices. We are looking for colleagues who can share this mission through a coherent program of directing, pedagogy, and research/creative work.

To apply, please visit by January 8, 2018 and submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position and ways your work aligns with the departmental mission statement including your initiatives on behalf of equity, diversity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae; and three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications will begin in November 2017. For questions regarding submission of application materials, please contact Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dept of Theatre
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Occupational fields: 
Arts, Design, and Media
Fields of study: 
Performing arts / TV
Employment type: 
Full time
Required degree level: 
Masters degree
Doctoral Degree
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