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.

Lecturer in Musical Theatre

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track Lecturer in Musical Theatre faculty position in the School of Theatre, College of Visual and Performing Arts. Musical Theatre, currently a minor, is an emerging program with strong potential for growth in the School of Theatre as a concentration within the BFA Acting Program. The program will work across the College of Visual and Performing Arts in collaboration with the Schools of Music and Dance.

Position Responsibilities: The School of Theatre seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer in Musical Theatre to begin August, 2018. This lecturer will work in close cooperation with the Musical Theatre Program Coordinator and report to the Director of the School of Theatre. She or he will also have a significant role in shaping the direction of this emerging area. The successful candidate will take on varied responsibilities as the program demands, and we encourage applications from qualified candidates with a range of interests in this discipline. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: music direction; song coaching; directing musical productions/scenes; and teaching musicianship skills for actors and dancers. Extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertoire, a knowledge of current trends in the professional industry, and the skills required to work within those trends are essential to this position. Preference will be given to those with strong piano skills. Voice training and/or experience teaching voice is highly desired, and we strongly prefer a candidate who can teach the History of Musical Theatre.

Other responsibilities may include advising students and participating in student recruitment; performing and other service at the department, college and university levels; participating in curriculum development and teaching of other courses to meet the needs of the program and its students.

The school seeks candidates who have a record of success teaching individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education and whose professional experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates are encouraged to describe how diversity issues have been or will be brought into their teaching and service.

Required education, qualifications, and experience: MFA in Musical Theatre or commensurate degrees in Music and/or Theatre with extensive professional experience in Musical Theatre.

Preferred qualifications and experience: We have a strong preference for candidates with: experience working with students in a college musical theatre program; an established relationship with the professional theatre industry; and ideally, experience working on the development of original musicals. Applicants with appropriate training, ability, and/or professional experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To learn more or to apply to for this position, please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at and view position 999546. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Associate Professor (Teaching Track) in Music Theater, Carnegie Mellon University

Are you an expert vocal coach or music director? Do you have passion for all things Music Theater? In this position you will be working at the foremost Music Theater training ground in the country, educating the next generation of Broadway talent.

In this role, you will: Instruct students within a BFA conservatory program. Mentor and coach music theater students. Serve as music director of various projects throughout the academic year.

Qualifications: You hold a Bachelor’s degree in music theater, music theory, music studies or a similar field. You have an MFA -OR- the equivalent professional experience including national and/or international practice in diverse areas of music theater. Previous experience as a vocal coach, pianist and accompanist, and/or music director. A keen knowledge of Broadway singing techniques, styles and repertoire. We are committed to diversity, inclusion and innovation, inviting artistic collaboration between faculty, staff and students, our University, and the theatrical community at large.

Application Instructions: To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and a document listing three references with contact information to by November 15, 2017. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Gary Kline at