Carnegie Mellon University: College of Fine Arts: Drama
|Location||5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213|
|Start||August 1, 2024|
|Compensation||The base salary is $70k with negotiation based on experience and includes a full benefits package.|
The School of Drama within the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University invites applicants for a full-time, Teaching or Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Theater Voice position to join our Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting/Music Theater program.
This position requires being physically based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and begins in August 2024. The base salary is $70k with negotiation based on experience and includes a full benefits package.
The appointee will teach individual voice lessons to students in the Music Theater Program, emphasizing sustainable vocal techniques suitable to established and developing styles within the musical theater canon and new work. This appointee will also participate in a collaborative weekly department-wide studio class. Additional course offerings based on the appointee’s experience and expertise will be determined.
In addition to teaching, it is expected that the appointee will engage in other duties such as:
- Mentoring, coaching, and advising students and School of Drama productions
- Administrative service including School, College, and/or University-level committees
- Engaging in the life and events of the school
- Maintaining and advancing professional practices
- Candidates should have a terminal degree in musical theater, vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, and/ or equivalent professional experience, demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching excellence.
- The ideal candidate will have three years of teaching experience in a higher education setting or equivalent experience leading workshops, master classes, or residencies with university-level students.
- Active practice in the professional world is essential. We seek individuals who can apply their professional practice experience to their teaching. Additional expertise or experience in other areas such as acting a song, music direction, music theory, vocal styles, etc. is encouraged.
- We are seeking a candidate who will not only invest in the current curriculum but also work toward broadening its scope. We seek a dynamic and student-centered teacher who can offer a variety of music theater courses to all levels of our student population.
We are deeply committed to an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists who inspire innovative ideas to influence and improve the world at large. The appointee’s participation in advancing these goals and dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging will be welcomed upon joining our community.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit the following:
- A Cover Letter
- A detailed CV
- A statement of your Teaching Philosophy and Experience, including the application of principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to the classroom and rehearsal space
- A document listing Three References including current contact information. Note: references will only be contacted for finalists.
Application Review Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately. The application process will close on December 8, 2023. Early application is encouraged.
If you have questions about this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs Claudia Benack ([email protected]) and Rick Edinger ([email protected]). Any administrative questions should be sent to Joyce Dellovade at [email protected].