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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Composition at University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Category: Composer/Lyricist, Teacher

Label Info
Type Paid
Union status Non-Union
Location Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description

Job posting - Assistant/Associate/Professor of Music, Department of Musical Theatre; Composition

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE. As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as means of achieving and sustaining excellence.

DUTIES: The appointee will be expected to teach classes in musical theatre composition in SMTD’s Department of Musical Theatre; function as an advisor and mentor on capstone projects for students enrolled in the Musical Theatre Writing Composition minor; serve as artistic director for the Department of Musical Theatre New Works Festival; organize and oversee the Musical Theatre Composition Writing Minor Showcase in New York City at the end of the winter term; demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence; partner with departmental colleagues to create an innovative curriculum for students who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise while continuing to develop and maintain a national and international presence as a composer and pedagogue across multiple entertainment mediums.

The appointed faculty will be expected to: teach in-person instruction, attend and participate in on-campus Musical Theatre performances, participate in faculty governance, attend faculty and departmental meetings, and serve on faculty, department, and university committees as appropriate. The appointee will be expected to collaborate with other artists across SMTD as well as the university at large.

QUALIFICATIONS: Extensive knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire, its histories, and the artists who formed the origins of the art form. Evidence of a distinguished record as a composer and teacher. Demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities Demonstrated expertise in curricular, program development and teaching having served as a faculty member at an institution of higher learning and/or sustained engagement with highly acclaimed theatres on the national and international stage. Possess a global perspective and approach to the creation of musical theatre composing that supports the ongoing evolution of the musical theatre canon. Maintain a continued relationship to and with the use of software programs utilized in the creation of composing and recording of musical theatre repertoire.
A Master’s degree in the Fine Arts or equivalent experience is required.

How to Apply

Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. Required documents to be uploaded are: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information.

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School's commitments.

To apply, please visit Interfolio at .

Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account. 
Review of materials will begin immediately. Materials will be accepted until January 16, 2023