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Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Directing

Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE, USA

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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

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Directing for the Theatre Arts Program. The start date for this position will be August 2024.

Nebraska Wesleyan University, a private university with a commitment to liberal arts and approximately 1,600 students, is located in the capital city of Nebraska.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position, which includes a comprehensive package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and a generous holiday schedule, among other benefits. Due to the timing of the academic year for this opening at NWU, the position status will be set as a one-year visiting position with an anticipated national search for a tenure-track position being conducted early in 2025. Visiting candidates may apply for the tenure-track position in 2025 with consideration for current service.


This faculty member will play a primary role in helping coordinate NWU's BFA Musical Theatre program. Responsibilities include teaching musical theatre classes and voice lessons, and serving as musical director and/or stage director for musical theatre productions. Depending on the applicant's qualifications, other duties may include teaching dance, theatre classes in the acting and directing curricula, staging plays, and choreography.


    Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Theatre or MA with five or more years of professional musical theatre and directing experience. Previous teaching and stage direction experience and prospective student recruitment experience preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty, staff, directors and designers.Ability to maintain a strong, positive, professional approach to theatre training.
Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE

How to Apply:

To apply, please upload or provide a letter of application, resume or CV, link to online portfolio, diversity statement, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please visit the NWU website for more information about our institution:


Working at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Since our founding in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University has both grown and remained steadfast to a liberal arts education in a Christian environment. Nebraska Wesleyan University is considered one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the Midwest, and has been continuously accredited since 1914.

NWU at a Glance

  • Founded in 1887
  • Located in the University Place neighborhood of northeast Lincoln, NE
  • Approximately 1,600 undergraduates, 225 graduate students and 275 adult learners
  • 53 majors, 41 minors, 18 pre-professional programs
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 75 student organizations
  • Seven Greek chapters
  • Thriving study abroad and service learning programming

Mission Statement

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

Nebraska Wesleyan was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to The United Methodist Church. The University reflects the Judeo Christian tradition in its efforts to integrate questions about meaning and value with the pursuit of learning and understanding.

The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist students in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic resources.

Nebraska Wesleyan intends that its students develop a sense of individual worth and become useful and serving members of the human community.

Approved by the Board of Governors – February 8, 1979
Reaffirmed by the Board of Governors – May 12, 2000

Statement of Vision
Nebraska Wesleyan University will be an outstanding national liberal arts university, where the educational experience transforms each student to lead a life of learning, service, leadership, and success in a diverse world.

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