Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre)

MUSICAL THEATRE – Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre): Oakland University. 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, 2019. Responsibilities of this artist/educator: teach undergraduate courses in the musical theatre BFA curriculum such as Acting the Song, Musical Theatre Workshop, Musicianship and Singing Styles; advising students and helping graduating students transition to the professional world. University teaching experience or the ability to demonstrate potential teaching effectiveness, and a record of successful professional work in musical theatre required. 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. Experience in other areas such as stage direction, choreography, vocal coaching and music directing are a plus. Keyboard skills preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will have an understanding of musical theatre tradition along with a familiarity with contemporary musicals and emerging industry trends, be enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, recruiting/retention and service; and to positive collaboration with fellow artists/faculty within a highly integrated department and school while pursuing growth and success in professional work. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Please apply through the direct posting http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/14888 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), a diversity statement, and contact information for 3 references. Questions may be directed to Jeremy Barnett, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee, barnett@oakland.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. More information about the School of Music, Theatre and Dance can be found at www.oakland.edu/mtd.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University offers 277 degree and certificate programs.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities and others who will bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. 

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