Assistant Professor of Acting - Tenure Track (FY24-056)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Faculty Position FY24-056
November 8 2023

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Acting - Tenure Track

Hiring Unit
Department of Theater and Dance

Job Description/Responsibilities

Seeking Assistant Professor of Acting. The successful candidate will participate in department/university service, will maintain an active creative/scholarly agenda, and will teach a 3/3 load that will include all levels of Acting. Other teaching may include Multi-Cultural Theater and Dance Seminar and Special Topics in Theater History/Literature (emphasis in Women's and/or Minority and/or World Theater depending on experience and interest.)

Duties include: multiple levels of acting, including voice for actors; Producing Director SIUE Black Theatre Workshop; directing one mainstage production/musical per academic year; advising/mentoring department majors; recruitment activities including attendance at High School Thespian Festivals; advising student productions. Additional summer opportunities in teaching and/or directing may be available. Depending on qualification and interest, the candidate may teach Musical Theater Workshop and serve as Head of Musical Theater specialization.

Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity in teaching, research/creative activity, and service. Each member of the College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for actively supporting the College's commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. Therefore, candidate applications must include a statement addressing experiences and competencies in supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity. Master's degree in theater or a related field required; MFA preferred. Professional performing and/or directing experience and prior university teaching experience preferred. Review of applications will begin December 1.

SIUE Department of Theater and Dance is a NAST-accredited liberal arts program. The faculty are active teacher-artists and teacher-scholars whose creative and scholarly work is recognized nationally and internationally. We value diversity and instructors who can share and teach differing points of view. We seek a colleague who is committed to a dynamic and robust student experience, and who is responsive to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our students. An ability to work and teach collaboratively is essential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in theater or a related field required; MFA preferred.
  • Professional performing and/or directing experience and prior university teaching experience preferred.

Terms of Appointment

Full-time, continuing 9-month tenure-track position.

Application Process

A single pdf file that contains: letter of interest, CV, contact information (phone and email) for three references, sample syllabus, unofficial transcripts, and a teaching philosophy which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion. A single pdf file of application materials must be submitted. No other applications will be considered. Applications should be sent to:

Asst. Professor Geovonday Jones

Chair, Search Committee

Source of Funds


$58,00-$62,000 based on experience

Application Deadline

To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1st, 2023. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1st 2023, and continue until position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at . This report is published in compliance the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the "Campus Fire Safety Right to Know."

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center, in partnership with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project, is proud to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. This program offers various career services and resources available to help individuals in their career journey. Additional details may be found online at Dual Career Support

Faculty Development and Other Support
Several units across campus offer various programs and training opportunities to new faculty members as they begin their employment at SIUE. Support units include but are not limited to the Faculty Development Center Ombuds Services , Office of Research and Projects, and Inclusive Excellence, Education, and Development Hub.

Employee Benefits
To support faculty in balancing work and family obligations, SIUE offers an exceptional array of comprehensive benefits including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*Life insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Generous holiday schedule;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Flexible Spending Account Program;
*University tuition waivers (Employee and Dependents).

For more information, visit: SIUE Office of Human Resources- Benefits

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