APPOINTMENT: August 2020. The WIU Department of Theatre & Dance seeks an individual to serve as Instructor of Dance.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will teach various levels of dance technique (ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre dance) and related courses which may include dance composition, dance history, and other special topics in dance.
Candidates must possess strong choreographic skills specifically suited to Musical Theatre. In addition to teaching expectations, this position serves the thriving Western Illinois University Signature Musical Theatre BFA Program and must have knowledge of Musical Theatre Dance as well as a willingness to choreograph Musical Theatre Productions and serve as faculty co-advisor to the University Dance Theatre student organization. Other job responsibilities include curriculum development, recruitment, professional service, as well as expectations to develop a peer-reviewed body of research and/or creative activity. Active and sustained participation in professional growth and service to the university is expected.
RANK & SALARY: Instructor. Salary Competitive.
Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or comparable educational degree. Maintaining currency in dance technique required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A preferred candidate is a faculty and student advocate who exhibits the following:
Masters of Fine Arts in Dance as well as professional dance credits in performance and choreography. Certification in a variety of dance genres is a plus.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Theatre and Dance offers the BA in Theatre with options in performance and production design, the BFA in Musical Theatre, and the MFA in acting, directing or design, and minors in Dance and Theatre.
A Department Chair, fourteen faculty members, a technical director, a costume shop supervisor, and an office manager serve approximately 75 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. Three theatres (proscenium, thrust, and flexible) are used for theatre productions. The University has completed the design phases for a new Center for Performing Arts.
The department is NAST accredited. For more information about the Department of Theatre and Dance, please visit our website: http://www/wiu.edu/theatre.
THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
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Screening will begin on December 11, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.
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