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Instructor of Musical Theatre/Accompanist

Employer
Western Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Instructor of Musical Theatre/Accompanist

Category: Faculty
Department: THEATRE AND DANCE
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Dec 15, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:

Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review. Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential branch campus in Moline, IL.


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2024

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Serve as an instructor of Musical Theatre/Accompanist.
  • Provides musical support/accompaniment for scene study, vocal and audition preparation classes, and rehearsals/performances.
  • Team teach Musical Theatre studio classes and solo teach the musicianship skills for Musical Theatre courses.

RANK & SALARY: Instructor, 9-month appointment. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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/.


Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree or comparable educational or professional experience.
  • Candidates should possess exceptional piano skills, specifically in relation to musical theatre.
  • Strong background in musical theatre, and intimate familiarity with the production process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A faculty and student advocate who exhibits the following: Master of Music, Concentration in Piano Performance.

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 conferred at the time of appointment.


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a BA in Theatre with options in performance and production/design, the BFA in Musical Theatre, and the MFA in acting, directing, design, or technical direction and minors in Dance, Stage Combat and Theatre. A Department Chair, fourteen faculty members, a costume supervisor, and an office manager serve approximately 60 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. Three theatres (proscenium, thrust, and flexible) are used for theatre productions. Construction is underway on our new $119 million Center for Performing Arts, with a completion date of August 2025. The CPA will be the crown jewel in the region and provide opportunities for our students, patrons, and the entire region. The Department of Theatre and Dance is NAST-accredited and will be undergoing re-accreditation during the 2026 academic year. For more information about the Department of Theatre and Dance, please visit our website: http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/theatre

THE UNIVERSITY:

About WIU

Since 1899, 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.

WIU-Macomb, IL:

Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing 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:

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas such as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a University-wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.

Academics

More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and 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 justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 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


Application Instructions:

APPLICATION:

Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) Statement of teaching philosophy

4) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

5) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

6) Link to video of recent performance

7) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on January 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Lysa Fox, Search Chair, at L-Fox@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at hr-recruitment@wiu.edu.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.



To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=170989&CNTRNO=8&TSTMP=0



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