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4 Jan 2019

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Movement for Actors

Northern Illinois University  DeKalb, Illinois, United States

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Job Description

School of Theatre and Dance is a member of URTA and is accredited by NAST. We are a nationally recognized professional training School offering a BA in Theatre Studies, BFA in both Theatre and Dance, as well as MFA in Design/Technology and Acting.

Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago’s “Loop” and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

Function of the Job  (#6010)

The School of Theatre and Dance, Northern Illinois University (NAST accredited, U/RTA program) seeks applicants for a tenure track position in Movement. Successful candidate will be able to construct a four-semester sequence of material to rack alongside a professional actor training progression. Particular emphasis on an experiential approach to the work will be most welcome.
Applicants must demonstrate interest and experience in working with students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching in the BFA and MFA professional actor programs; serving as a movement coach on school productions, as well as participating in the work of the School. The person in this position will also serve as a Movement coach on School Productions. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in service to the school/college/university as well as ongoing research, productions, and/or professional accomplishments.

Required Qualifications

Terminal degree or equivalent professional experience, teaching experience in a professional training program and ongoing professional engagement. Multicultural expertise or interest is highly desirable.

Required Applicant Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of three references

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at For additional information see
Review of completed applications will begin February 22, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For questions contact the search committee chair: Alexander Gelman,

EEO Statement and Visa Policy

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Acting Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Altgeld Hall 238

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, teaching, theatre, and university. States: Illinois.

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