The Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Voice and Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package. Requirements: MFA in Acting or related field by time of appointment; certification in a recognized Voice pedagogy (such as Fitzmaurice, Laban, Lessac, Linklater, etc.); demonstrated excellence in teaching voice and acting at the college level; record of professional achievement as a theater practitioner at the regional or national level; evidence of ongoing creative or professional achievement; and an ability to collaborate and work with colleagues and students across disciplines. We are seeking a person with a passion and vision for undergraduate education to teach Voice and Acting classes in our B.A. program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate rigor and excellence in their work, as they join a dynamic team of faculty and staff in a department of about 150 theater majors and a growing minor. The department also has MFA programs in Design, Directing, and Dramaturgy, and the nation’s first certificate in Multicultural Theater Practice. In addition to teaching Voice and Acting classes, the candidate will mentor MFA students in their teaching, take an active role in recruitment, and assist with vocal coaching on productions. Ideally, the candidate will also bring their own unique expertise or specialty to expand our program, with some potential areas of interest being LGBTQIA+ theater, musical theater, or innovative classes for non-majors. Participation in departmental and university service is also a responsibility. To apply, please submit a Letter of Application; a Curriculum Vitae (or detailed professional résumé); a Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which describes your past, current, and anticipated contributions in these areas through research, teaching and service; and the Names and Email Addresses of three references to: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502474/assistant-professor-of-voice-and-acting Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 1, 2019 to ensure full consideration. UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
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 https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and view position 999546. EOE AA/M/F/D/V