North Central College - Naperville, IL


North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Theatre at the rank of assistant professor beginning September 1, 2015. Higher ranks may be considered for suitably qualified candidates. A Ph.D. in hand is required by the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring as well as a commitment to scholarship.

The department seeks a dynamic, imaginative, broadly-trained teacher/scholar/artist. We seek someone who will contribute to the growth of our students by fostering student research across the curriculum and by collaborating with students in the area(s) of the candidate's creative and scholarly expertise. Successful candidates would be able to teach both introductory and upper-level courses, including theatre history and literature and introduction to theatre arts. We also offer opportunities to teach within our interdisciplinary programs. Responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring students, and directing one production per year in one of two new state-of-the-art facilities (thrust and black box).

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 3000 students, located in Naperville, 28 miles west of Chicago, and within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station.  Chicago, internationally known for its thriving arts culture, offers opportunities for partnerships and learning experiences beyond the classroom.  The College’s suburban locale, home to 145,000 people and a vibrant local downtown, is one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.” For more information about North Central College and the department, see

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and three letters of recommendation at There is no application cost for the Interfolio service. Contact Cheryl Horton, Academic Affairs Secretary, at with questions about the application process. For other inquiries, please email Professor Carin Silkaitis, Chair, Department of Theatre, at Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.