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Lecturer in Music Theater

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Four-Year Institution
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Princeton University

The Programs in Theater and Music Theater at Princeton University are seeking a music theatre artist-educator for a one-year, potentially renewable full-time lecturer position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. Applicants might identify as composers, lyricists, librettists, performers, directors, choreographers, and/or music directors at any stage of their careers. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in new music theater and/or non-Western traditions and be excited to expand students' music theatre education. Our program is dedicated to combining scholarship and public engagement with theatre making and production. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the program including advising students on their thesis production work. The Programs in Theater and Music Theater are certificate programs (a "minor" as opposed to a "major") within the liberal arts context. We are committed to using theater as a lens to explore the world in a liberal arts context; teaching to theater's future rather than to the existing theatrical profession. Responsibilities include: *Teaching four classes a year (2 per semester) *Mentoring student production(s) *Participating in student driven season selection process *Participating in regular running of the Theater and Music Theater programs *Serving on Theater, Music Theater, and Lewis Center committees Essential Qualifications *Teaching experience *Extensive experience as a music theater practitioner *Expertise and experience with new music theater and/or non-Western music theater traditions *Curiosity and a collaborative spirit Interested applicants should include: *Curriculum Vitae with a comprehensive list of your professional and teaching accomplishments. *Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a good candidate for this position *Statement of Teaching describing your pedagogical approaches to teaching and the experiences, research, and projects that have prepared you for this opportunity. *Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion describing your understanding of the barriers facing historically excluded groups. Please also describe your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic and educational practice and/or professional or public service. *References: Three (3) professional references with names and contact information. At least one of these references should be able to speak to the candidate's educational practice, and at least one should speak to the candidate's creative practice. If the candidate progresses to the advanced round for interview, the references listed will be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation. We strongly urge you to communicate this to your listed references. All applications received before February 1, 2022 will get full consideration, but rolling applications are welcome. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.



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