Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre

Job description

Position Number 999546

Functional Title Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

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 Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre to begin August, 2018. This Assistant Professor 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.

Position is being updated to an Assistant Professor from a Lecturer

Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Musical Theatre or commensurate degrees in Music and/or Theatre with extensive professional experience in Musical Theatre.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur after the application has been successfully submitted.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applicants have the option to upload a link to their professional portfolio.

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with education and experience

Org #-Department Theatre - 12222

Job Open Date 12/14/2017

For Best Consideration Date 01/17/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Time Limited

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Link to Professional Portfolio

Supplemental Questions

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Posted: 4/13/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2018
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