Assistant/Associate Professor, Musical Theatre

Montclair, NJ
Sep 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date September 5, 2017

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Musical Theatre

Vacancy # V-F10

Department Theatre and Dance

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in support of its professional BFA Musical Theatre training program. The successful candidate will teach, direct and/or choreograph one to two productions per year, recruit and mentor students, support towards curricular development, contribute towards the operation and development of an active production season, advance the reputation and visibility of the University nationally and internationally, and promote the BFA Musical Theatre degree program as a vital part of the arts and entertainment environment in New York City and the surrounding tristate area.

Qualifications & Requirements

Substantial professional credentials in musical theatre choreography and/or direction, terminal degree (MFA or PhD), college teaching experience, and a commitment to excellence in all areas of musical theatre training on the undergraduate level. We are interested in candidates who are able to teach within the musical theatre disciplines with a strong focus in musical theatre dance and choreography, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, who are attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theatre and Dance and the John J. Cali School of Music, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside Montclair State University.

In their application, candidates should address their professional interests, the ways their cultural, professional, and/or academic background would contribute to the program, and their ability to engage in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date Open until position is filled.

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Please submit the following materials: letter of application; detailed curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching philosophy, interests and scholarly agenda; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction to: .

Apply By November 27, 2017

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