Website Governors State University
We seek an artist who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and who will complement existing strengths in the College of Arts and Sciences. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, evidence of a distinguished record of creative activity/professional credits, as well as service to the institution, discipline, and/or community. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.
- A successful candidate is an artist with teaching and professional expertise in theatre, television, and/or film.
- The successful candidate will teach at least 3 courses per year, including core and elective courses for Theatre and Performance Studies (TAPS) and Media Studies (MST), such as Theatre Appreciation, Intro or Advanced Acting, Acting for Stage and Screen, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and interest.
- This position may also assist in delivering the general education courses, including First Year Seminar (an interdisciplinary humanities course).
- The candidate will also collaborate with the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) and Center for Community Media (CCM) in campus and community initiatives.
- During the academic year, the Artist in Residence is expected to participate in regular public engagement programs including, but not limited to, performances, workshops, critiques, guest lectures, etc.
- These responsibilities may include serving as an ambassador for arts across the curriculum; participating in CPA performances/events; planning, hosting, and supporting fundraising efforts/events; developing relationships with industry partners; collaborating with CCM staff to provide experiential learning opportunities for students; leading workshops for faculty, staff, students, and/or community members.
- Experience with first-generation, culturally diverse, and non-traditional students and performers.
- Demonstrated ability to infuse course content with scholarship related to underrepresented and marginalized groups.
- Experience teaching courses in theatre appreciation and/or acting.
- Ability and interest to teach the interdisciplinary humanities First Year Seminar course.
- Experience mentoring students.
- Evidence of teaching excellence.
- Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses in theatre and performance studies.
- Documented record of success in the arts through academic/professional productions and credits. 4. Ability to complement the Theatre and Performance Studies program’s strengths.
Company: Governors State University
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Others
Job Location: University Park, IL, US
Application Deadline: N/A