Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Directing

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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Directing Status

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Directing for the Theatre Arts Program. The start date for this position will be August 2021.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private university with a commitment to liberal arts and has over 2000 undergraduates located in the capital city of Nebraska.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position, which includes a comprehensive package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents among other benefits.


This faculty member will play a primary role in coordinating NWU’s BFA Musical Theatre program. Responsibilities include teaching musical theatre classes and voice lessons, and serving as musical director and/or stage director for musical theatre productions. Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, other duties may include teaching theatre classes in the acting and directing curricula, staging plays, and choreography, as well as participating in Nebraska Wesleyan’s innovative Archway Curriculum program. A strong commitment to prospective student recruitment, academic advising, and community outreach is essential.

  • Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Theatre or MA with five or more years of professional musical theatre and directing experience.
  • Previous teaching and stage direction experience and prospective student recruitment experience preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty, staff, directors and designers.
  • Ability to maintain a strong, positive, professional approach to theatre training.
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE

How to Apply

To apply, please upload or provide a letter of application, resume or CV, link to online portfolio, diversity statement, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 10/23/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time