Assistant Professor of Music Theatre (tenure track)

Central Michigan University

Type: Full-Time
Posted: 10/11/2021

The successful candidate will teach in the Department of Theatre and Dance, including classes for the Music Theatre BFA, Theatre BFA, BA, BS, and BAA undergraduate programs and advise students on projects and productions specifically focused in the area of Music Theatre. Applicants should possess a strong background in music theatre and a knowledge of the music theatre canon including history, as well as a passion for developing new work, and remaining current in the field with regard to evolving styles, techniques, and repertoire. The candidate should also possess a willingness to work with a collaborative spirit within a team of faculty with varied approaches, and a proven ability to teach beginning and advanced Music Theatre and Theater courses.

Qualifications include significant professional experience in music theatre and teaching/coaching music theatre performance, and music theatre scholarship. The successful candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of repertoire and styles of music theatre (including pop, rock, country, and rap/spoken word), and knowledge of classical vocal repertoire. Strong vocal technique and the ability to teach voice is a plus. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a CV, a statement of Teaching Philosophy which includes a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information.

The ideal candidate will teach at the undergraduate level, fostering critical study, creative practice, and provocation in the classroom and beyond. Applicants must hold a terminal degree and/or have a significant record of professional accomplishments in the field. 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.

As an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, we are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate successful and ethical leadership and a passion for working within a community of diverse student, faculty, staff, and professional populations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Terminal degree or an equivalent record of professional accomplishments in the field
  • Evidence of supporting, teaching, and/or mentoring emerging artists in the classroom and the field
  • Evidence of successfully promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Evidence of successful collaboration
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.