Professor of Practice: Musical Theatre

Worcester, Massachusetts
Feb 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Theatre at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time Professor of Practice position to begin in August 2018.  Candidates should be able to teach voice in acting, directing, the history of musical theatre, and an area of specialization. 

This position carries a 2-1 teaching load along with the following responsibilities: directing one musical every year, advising the student theatre group, and vocal coaching. The Professor of Practice will also work closely with College entities such as the College Choir, Arts Transcending Borders, and other relevant constituencies. Candidates with teaching/directing experience in African-American, Latinx or Asian-American Theatre or Musical Theatre are strongly encouraged to apply.

Professors of Practice are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published polices. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full employee benefits. The initial appointment will be for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal depending on the College’s curricular needs and successful performance review.


Candidates must have teaching experience, and an expertise and substantial experience in directing musical theatre. A M.M. in Voice/Vocal Training, and an M.F.A. in Directing/Musical Theatre is required. Prior experience and a commitment to diversity in course curricula, show selection, and student engagement is highly preferred.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, samples of previous production work, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit

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Review of applications will begin on March 19 and continue until the position has been filled.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early April.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype, with on-campus interviews commencing on April 16. Questions about this search may be directed to Steve Vineberg, Chair, Theatre Department Search Committee, at [email protected]

To learn more about faculty life at the College, candidates are encouraged to visit the Theatre Department’s home page, and before submitting their application materials.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.




Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.


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