The Departments of Music and Theatre are seeking an enthusiastic and committed instructor and musical theatre director for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position. The position will be a joint appointment in the Departments of Music and Theatre. The successful candidate should have substantial experience directing musical theatre productions and working collaboratively as part of their terminal degree program or in addition to it.
Teaching duties include directing musical theatre performances and teaching foundational courses for the Music Theatre Minor. Additional courses will be in areas of the candidate's expertise, including acting, playwriting, theatre history, dance, voice, musicology, music theory, and composition/songwriting. Additional duties include advising, recruiting new students, and supervising the Music Theatre Minor.
Candidates are required to have a terminal degree (MFA, DMA, or PhD) by start date.
The Arts at Denison are vibrant, masterful, and thought-provoking. Denison students collaborate and create as they learn from working artists and professional creators. More than 40 percent of Denison students take part in the arts that include music, theatre, dance, cinema, art history, studio art, and creative writing. Students who come to Denison nurturing a passion often find they grow and develop new avenues of artistic pursuit.
The departments of music, theatre, and dance are housed in the Michael D. Eisner Center for Performing Arts, creating a dynamic, interactive space where students and faculty can collaborate across disciplines. Built in 2019, the building is named for Michael D. Eisner ‘64, a Life Trustee of Denison University, a former chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, and founder of the Tornante Company. https://denison.edu/places/eisner-center/about
Start date: August 2023.
Contact Dan Blim at [email protected] with any additional questions
Review of applications will begin October 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1831, Denison University is a nationally ranked, independent, coeducational, very selective liberal arts college with a strong tradition of academic excellence. Its 250-acre campus is located in the picturesque village of Granville, Ohio, 25 miles east of Columbus. A residential undergraduate college, Denison has 2,300 students and 235 faculty members.
Denison University does not engage in discrimination in its educational, student life, and employment policies against students, employees, and prospective employees, on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate should have a terminal degree and substantial experience directing musical theatre productions and working collaboratively.
Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses their approach to teaching and directing within a liberal arts institution, their professional and scholarly work trajectory, and their engagement with diversity and inclusion in their work with students and/or professionally. Applicants should also include their CV; links to excerpts from at least one production and one rehearsal (totaling no more than twenty minutes); copies of academic transcripts; and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references.
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To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at https://denison.edu/campus/denison-forward.
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