Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre)

Oakland University
Rochester, MI
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Posted On:
April 6, 2018


The Department of Theatre in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre—Musical Theatre position beginning August 15, 2018. Responsibilities of this artist/educator: teach undergraduate courses in musical theatre BFA curriculum such as Acting the Song, Musical Theatre Workshop, Musicianship, Musical Theatre History; serve as Musical Director on department productions; accompanying, vocal coaching; advising students and helping graduating students transition to the professional world.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of musical theatre tradition along with a familiarity with new musicals and emerging trends, be enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, recruiting/retention and service; and to positive collaboration with fellow artists while pursuing growth and success in professional work. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. 


Qualified candidates must possess an MFA in Theatre (acting/directing or musical theatre) or comparable degree plus professional experience; or a master’s degree or BFA with extensive professional experience. University teaching and performance/musical directing experience with at least 5 years of professional theatre work required. Experience in other areas such as stage direction/choreography, are a plus.

How to Apply

Please apply through the direct posting and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), a diversity statement, and contact information for 3 references. Questions may be directed to Karen Sheridan, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee, Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.