Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Opera Stage Directing

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Dec 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Butler School of Music - College of Fine Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Aug 22, 2018

Description
Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Opera Stage Directing

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice (full-time, non-tenure track, continuing); salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Non-tenure track faculty at the University of Texas are encouraged to maintain a professional profile; multi-year contracts and promotion in rank are possible.

Duties will include the following within the Butler Opera Center: co-teach graduate and undergraduate courses in opera performance; supervise and teach MM and DMA students in opera directing, and lead this nationally recognized program. Direct (or oversee student directors) in three fully staged productions per year, plus one evening of opera scenes. Liaise and collaborate with production partners Texas Performing Arts, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Austin Opera.

The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some 90 faculty and approximately 640 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level, and the Butler Opera Center offers one of the few graduate degrees in stage directing in the country. The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also provides many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations and is home to a very active and creative music scene.


Qualifications
MM in opera directing or equivalent professional experience. Deep knowledge and experience in the technical areas of opera production, including but not limited to set design, costume design, lighting design, integrated media, etc. A record of successful mentorship of young singer-actors.

Application Instructions
Review of applications begins September 21, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications should include:
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a document with links to (1) video excerpts of at least three separate productions and (2) photo galleries of those productions
  • complete contact information for five references

Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.

Inquiries only may be directed to: [email protected]


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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