American University — Term Faculty in Musical Theatre (Music Director)

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2023-2024. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 28, 2023. The position is potentially renewable.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in theatre, music, musical theatre or a related field. The faculty member will teach six courses per academic year. Music direction of department productions are counted as courses. Candidates should have demonstrated strength teaching courses that may include, but are not limited to, theatre/musical theatre, musical theatre history, theatre or music appreciation, ear-training and/or music theory. The most successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence coaching musical theatre voices as well as experience in music directing a range of musicals.

Keyboard proficiency is required. Please address teaching experience and interests in the cover letter.

Salary is competitive. Initial review of applications will begin on February 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via For the initial submission, please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, previous teaching and interests, outlook for musical theatre in higher education, and a statement on diversity and inclusion. Letters of reference and additional materials will be requested at a later date. Please contact Richard Streeks, Administrative Coordinator, 202-885-3422 or if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

The Department of Performing Arts at American University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Arts Management, Dance, Music, Theatre/Musical Theatre, and Audio Technology. The Theatre/Musical Theatre Program offers BA degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre Performance, typically producing three plays and three musicals per year. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at arts/.

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Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.