bloglovinBloglovin iconCombined ShapeCreated with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. rssRSS iconsoundcloudSoundCloud iconFill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch.

Hiring Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Associate MD, Syracuse University

Syracuse University Department of Drama

Category: Music Assistant, Music Director, Teacher

Label Info
Type Paid
Location Syracuse, NY
Start February 1, 2024
Compensation $60,000 - $80,000

Job Description

Job Description
The Department of Drama, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, a highly ranked BFA program uniquely integrated with a major regional theater, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the Musical Theater program with expertise in one or more of the following areas: musicianship and music direction, private voice instruction, musical theater history. The department is actively seeking candidates who value equity and inclusion, who incorporate marginalized voices and perspectives into their pedagogy, and who have experience mentoring students and/or performers of diverse identities. We are looking for collaborative colleagues who will participate in the life of a vibrant department. Selected candidates will teach courses at all levels within the performance curriculum, will serve as music director or associate music director (and possibly, stage director) for departmental productions. Relevant advanced degree required.

About the Department of Drama
The Department of Drama offers conservatory-style training at a major American university, combined with a level of integration with a professional theater company that is unparalleled among undergraduate programs. Our bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree programs in acting, musical theater, stage management, and theater design and technology as well as our flexible bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in drama, which features a theater management track, offer unique educational experiences while supporting strong development of skills for those who wish to explore the world of professional theater in a setting that combines rigorous training with a traditional university education. To learn more about our unique affiliation with Syracuse Stage, Central New York’s premier professional theater, the Tepper Semester in New York City, the Sorkin in LA Learning Practicum, and more, visit

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,

Terminal degree required.

Job Specific Qualifications
- Demonstrated professional experience, teaching, and creative activity that will contribute to the advancement of equity, diversity, and cultural wealth.
- Demonstrated excellence as a pianist, accompanist, vocal coach, and/or music director.
- Ability to adapt and possibly arrange music, as needed, in conjunction with coursework and/or production preparation
- Extensive knowledge of the Musical Theater repertoire
- Demonstrated teaching excellence.
- Commitment to the development of a curriculum that responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession, and that prepares a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles.
- Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty in all programs (Acting, Musical Theater, Theater Design and Technology, Stage Management, and Theater Management) in the ongoing life of a top-quality pre-professional training program.

- Teach a variety of courses at all levels (e.g., History of Musical Theater, Foundations of Musical Theater, vocal coaching, etc.), as assigned by the Chair and based upon expertise.
- Engage in inclusive pedagogy and the advancement of inclusion, equity, diversity, and cultural wealth.
- Serve as Music Director or Associate Music Director for department productions of varying size and scope.
- Serve as both an academic and creative advisor to students, guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality work in accordance with current emerging best professional practices.
- Engage in continued professional creative work and/or research.
- Participate in service and committee work for Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Syracuse University.

How to Apply

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a diversity and inclusion statement, teaching philosophy, as well as the name and contact information for a minimum of four (4) references.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration given to candidates who apply by January 3, 2024.

For further information contact Professor James Clark, Search Committee Chair ([email protected])