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Assistant Professor of Musical Theater and Music Director

Ohio University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Musical Theater and Music Director, beginning Fall 2020. The College of Fine Arts is invested in hiring faculty members who contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in the Schools of Theater and Music. Nine-month renewable tenure-track co-appointment in the Schools of Theater and Music. Generous benefits. Details:

Minimum Qualifications: • MM/MFA/DMA or equivalent professional experience in musical theater music direction • Extensive knowledge of musical theater and popular/contemporary music repertoire • Professional experience as a music director/conductor/accompanist

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience developing new musicals • Interest/experience working with Actor Musicians, including arranging, re-orchestration, and composition • Knowledge and experience with music technology used in musical theater, including keyboard programming, arranging, notation, backing/click tracks, etc. • Ability to teach music skills (theory and ear-training) • Experience/ability in vocal coaching • Ability to teach acting fundamentals • Experience in university teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds • Ongoing professional engagement

Responsibilities: Teach and co-teach undergraduate courses in the BFA Theater Performance (Musical Theater & Acting tracks) curriculum, including musical theater workshops, song performance, pit orchestra, and other teaching responsibilities as assigned. Serve as music director for a minimum of one full production each academic year and other special events as assigned. Support advising and recruiting/retention of students.

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Instructor or Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre: Musical Direction and Performance

The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College seeks candidates for a three-year non-tenure-eligible position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre: Musical Direction and Performance. For a full position description, qualifications, and application, please visit

Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 21, 2019.

Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts has approximately 320 majors, offering degrees in five programs and two minors. Consistently ranked among the top programs offering a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and currently ranked the #2 theatre program overall by The Princeton Review. With over 40 faculty and staff, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we embrace professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory, and we hold NAST accreditation. With over 1500 applicants per year, we are committed to attracting a diverse body of students to our rigorous, highly individualized programs. Department website:

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.