|Location||Rochester, New York|
|Start||August 1, 2023|
Nazareth College in Rochester, NY invites applications for a 9 month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position to serve as the program director to lead a thriving undergraduate program in Musical Theatre. Position starts August 2023. Candidates should have a record of professional directing and performing experience in musical theatre as well as extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertory and the professional theatre world. Candidates should also demonstrate successful experience in directing musicals and teaching musical theatre performance and musical theater history related courses.
Primary responsibilities will include leadership and management of the musical theatre program, recruitment of high-quality students locally, regionally, and nationally, directing productions in the department season, teaching musical theatre performance, history and repertory, student showcases, and audition coaching. In addition, the successful candidate should maintain connections with industry professionals, continuing a successful directing and performing career on and off campus, and exhibiting a collegial spirit in collaborating with music, dance, and theatre faculty to produce inter-departmental productions that advance the mission of the college.
All faculty and staff at Nazareth College are expected to effectively collaborate with department faculty and faculty across disciplines, mentor studies and supervise student-related activities, and to participate in committee service within the department and the College. Our faculty and staff are expected to have a commitment to affirming the core values of Nazareth College in developing equity minded, and socially just leaders, and demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy with the goal to build an inclusive and equitable community of learners.
Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2300 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire faculty and staff with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits and importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as articulated in our Diversity Statement. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
A terminal degree with a specialization in Musical Theatre related fields and experience teaching in a higher education institution is required. A commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the College mission, of teaching the whole student, by integrating performance skills with a liberal arts grounding.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy that references the College's mission statement (https://www2.naz.edu/about/mission-and-vision/), a statement demonstrating commitment to and/or success in working with diverse populations, video links/samples of musical production direction and performance (please avoid submitting actual video files).