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Assistant Teaching Professor of Stage and Production Management, 61342

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Stage and Production Management, 61342
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37140
Hiring Department

UMKC Conservatory, Division of Theatre

Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in stage management; work collaboratively with the other performance divisions in the Conservatory including opera and dance; mentor MFA and undergraduate stage managers; contribute to the development of classes and coursework in contemporary stage management; serve as one of two production managers for the Conservatory; work as a liaison between the KC Rep and the Theatre Division, as well as other producing partners in Kansas City; contribute to the creative/scholarly, academic and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the diverse cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on committees and engaging in other Conservatory activities; contribute to curriculum development, faculty governance and administrative activity of the Conservatory.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching stage and production management, preferably at the university level; comprehensive knowledge of and experience with stage management of both opera and theatre; demonstrated commitment to student mentorship, including those from underrepresented and underserved communities; strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching; professional experience as a stage/production manager; MFA in theatre or equivalent professional experience required.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a nine month, ranked, non-tenure track, full time benefit eligible faculty position. Position to start in Fall 2021.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begins upon receipt, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website: . Use search keywords "stage and production management."


For more information about the Conservatory, please visit

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out. Embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand and learn the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion:
Roos Advocate for Community Change
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion
Annual Report

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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