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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre - Performance

The University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre - Performance

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus
Open Date:
Nov 10, 2023

The A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre (SOMT) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Performance. Appointment will begin in Fall 2024. We seek an acting teacher/stage director in musical theatre who is a collaborative theatre educator/practitioner that possesses an eclectic point-of-view – to work with our diverse student body. This artist should be an innovative teacher, inventive storyteller, and joyful colleague ready to mentor our students to lead a 21st century theatre industry.

The candidate must possess specific skills in teaching/coaching acting through song that provide students the tools to create dynamic and imaginative characters. They should be an experienced stage director of musicals with an active professional career and wealth of connections. Every student in the SOMT will study with this faculty member.

This position contributes to the creative/research activity of the SOMT and the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at OU. As a director, they annually lead University Theatre musical productions and work collaboratively with student, faculty, and guest designers from the Helmerich School of Drama design/production area.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s in Acting or Musical Theatre.
  • Demonstrated ability teaching acting to musical theatre artists at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated experience directing and/or acting in musicals at regional theatres in the U.S.
  • Membership in Actors’ Equity Association (AEA).


Desired Qualifications:

  • An MFA in Acting, Directing or Musical Theatre.
  • Demonstrated ability teaching acting musical theatre artists at the collegiate level.
  • Demonstrated experience directing and/or acting in musicals on a national level in the U.S.
  • Membership in Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

Application Instructions:

Please submit to

  • 1-page Cover Letter, which may address the candidate's approach to teaching and directing.
  • Theatrical Resume
  • Academic Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   Person of contact: Ashton Byrum at 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.


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