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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Employer
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC

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

Job Details

Position Number:

999546

Functional Title:

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The UNCG School of Theatre’s mission is to prepare students to be informed theatre practitioners with commitment to creativity, innovation, inclusion, and the advancement of the art form. The School recognizes the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice by creating systemic change through workshops, continuing education, and professional development centered around anti-racist practices, theatrical intimacy, and bettering ourselves in service of our diverse and intersectional student body. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have 17 full-time, professionally active faculty members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Music Direction for Musical Theatre, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of seven-to-eight plays and musicals, along with student-driven work and other types of performance opportunities. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and developing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future theatre professionals, performers, and teachers.

Position Summary:

The School of Theatre at UNC Greensboro invites applications from a diverse group of candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their teaching and professional/creative practice for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin December 22, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include:

-Teaching courses in musical theatre dance and performance for BFA and BA students. (Coursework may include classes in dance technique, scene study, audition technique, and others depending on experience.)

-Directing and/or choreographing departmental musicals.

-Serving as a liaison between the Schools of Theatre and Dance to coordinate and implement dance coursework for musical theatre students.

-Advising students, assisting in student recruitment, and serving on departmental, college, and university committees.

The School of Theatre has a vibrant and racially diverse student population. We recognize the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have over 20 full-time, professionally active faculty and staff members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of as many as a dozen plays and musicals, along with student-driven work.

UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 47% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The School of Theatre and the College of Visual and Performing Arts seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of almost 20,000 students, including over 3,800 graduate students, and nearly 4,000 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Theatre or Dance or equivalent professional experience. Applicants should have special expertise in musical theatre dance styles (such as jazz and tap) as a performer, director, and/or choreographer. We are looking for candidates with strong skills in collaboration and communication, as well as professional networks to help bridge classroom experiences and the profession.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience (as an actor, dancer, director, and/or choreographer)
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Experience with inclusive teaching strategies (identity-conscious and culturally sensitive) at the undergraduate/graduate levels
  • Experiences with decentralizing and decolonizing curriculum or building courses typical for musical theatre dance

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application should include:

  1. Cover letter, including experience working with diverse student populations
  2. Current CV
  3. Teaching philosophy including experience with teaching dance and musical theatre technique and fostering collaborative and supportive studios and rehearsal rooms
  4. Additionally, applicants are required to provide a list of three references and include their professional affiliation, relationship to the applicant, email address, and phone number.
Applicants will have the option to upload a link to their professional portfolio and/or website.

Recruitment Range:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department:

School of Theatre - 12222

Job Open Date:

10/18/2023

For Best Consideration Date:

12/22/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

9

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - O

Work Environment:

Inside - F, Outside - F

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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Telephone
336-334-5009
Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
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