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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Employer
Denison University
Location
Granville, Ohio (US)

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

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. 

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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.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a terminal degree and substantial experience directing musical theatre productions and working collaboratively.

Application Instructions

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community and continue to operate our campus safely, Denison requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster within the timeline guidance recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unless a Denison-authorized exemption is approved prior to the first date of employment.

For more information and resources regarding this policy as a condition of employment, please visit https://denison.edu/campus/covid19

 

Organization

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university1.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university2.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university3.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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