Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre)

MUSICAL THEATRE – Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre): Oakland University. The Department of Theatre in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre—Musical Theatre position beginning August 15, 2018. Responsibilities of this artist/educator: teach undergraduate courses in musical theatre BFA curriculum such as Acting the Song, Musical Theatre Workshop, Musicianship, Musical Theatre History; serve as Musical Director on department productions; accompanying, vocal coaching; advising students and helping graduating students transition to the professional world. Qualified candidates must possess an MFA in Theatre (acting/directing or musical theatre) or comparable degree plus professional experience; or a master’s degree or BFA with extensive professional experience. University teaching and performance/musical directing experience with at least 5 years of professional theatre work required. Experience in other areas such as stage direction/choreography, are a plus. The successful candidate will have an understanding of musical theatre tradition along with a familiarity with new musicals and emerging trends, be enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, recruiting/retention and service; and to positive collaboration with fellow artists while pursuing growth and success in professional work. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Please apply through the direct posting and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), a diversity statement, and contact information for 3 references. Questions may be directed to Karen Sheridan, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee, Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. More information about the School of Music, Theatre and Dance can be found at

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities and others who will bring additional perspectives to our learning environment.