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Denison University Musical Theatre Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Denison University

Category: Music Director, Teacher

Label Info
Type Paid
Union status Non-Union
Location Granville, OH

Job Description

The Departments of Music and Theatre are seeking an enthusiastic and committed instructor and musical theatre director for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position. The position will be a joint appointment in the Departments of Music and Theatre. The successful candidate should have substantial experience directing music theatre productions and working collaboratively as part of their terminal degree program or in addition to it.

Teaching duties include directing musical theatre performances and teaching foundational courses for the Music Theatre Minor. Additional courses will be in areas of the candidate's expertise, including acting, playwriting, theatre history, dance, voice, musicology, music theory, and composition/songwriting. Additional duties include advising, recruiting new students, and supervising the Music Theatre Minor.

Candidates are required to have a terminal degree (MFA, DMA, or PhD) by start date.

The Arts at Denison are vibrant, masterful, and thought-provoking. Denison students collaborate and create as they learn from working artists and professional creators. More than 40 percent of Denison students take part in the arts that include music, theatre, dance, cinema, art history, studio art, and creative writing. Students who come to Denison nurturing a passion often find they grow and develop new avenues of artistic pursuit.

The departments of music, theatre, and dance are housed in the Michael D. Eisner Center for Performing Arts, creating a dynamic, interactive space where students and faculty can collaborate across disciplines. Built in 2019, the building is named for Michael D. Eisner ‘64, a Life Trustee of Denison University, a former chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, and founder of the Tornante Company.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses their approach to teaching and directing, their professional and scholarly work trajectory, and their engagement with diversity and inclusion in their work with students and/or professionally. Applicants should also include their CV; links to excerpts from at least one production and one rehearsal (totaling no more than twenty minutes); copies of academic transcripts; and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references.