The Department of Theatre within The School of Music, Theatre and Dance invites artist/educators for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre—Musical Theatre position beginning August 15, 2019. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate courses in the musical theatre BFA curriculum such as Acting the Song, Musical Theatre Workshop, Musicianship and Singing Styles; advise students and help foster the transition of graduating students to the professional world. Experience in other areas such as stage direction, choreography, vocal coaching and music directing is desirable. Successful candidates will be dedicated to teaching students in a rigorous BFA setting and to positive collaboration with fellow artists/faculty within an integrated department and school, and possess a thorough knowledge of current vocal trends and musical theatre repertoire. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Keyboard skills preferred, but not required.
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. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
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 experience or the ability to demonstrate potential teaching effectiveness.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and a diversity statement. The diversity statement describes candidate's interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism or research. Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Jeremy Barnett, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee: email@example.com.
Internal Number: 14888
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.