Assistant Professor of Theatre – Musical Theatre: Vocal Instruction

Cedar City, Utah, United States

Job description

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University invites applications with expertise in Musical Theatre Vocal Instruction for a tenure track position in Theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach private vocal study and mentor students within the BFA and BA/BS degree programs. The candidate may also offer courses per their qualifications and department need in such areas as Musical Theatre, Acting, Voice and Diction, Directing and related areas. In addition to coursework, this position is expected to serve as Musical Director or Director for at least one departmental production annually and may be called upon to serve as Musical Director or Director for additional department productions and events. Other duties include student career and academic advising, student recruitment, service to departmental, college, and university committees and other duties as assigned. Excellence in teaching, creative/scholarly activity, and service is expected. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. A Terminal degree (MFA, PhD, DMA, DA) is required. Other qualifications include prior college teaching experience, a record of artistic/scholarly achievement, and professional experience in teaching private voice study, music directing/directing. Position effective August 2018.

General Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses in Private Voice Study
  • Music Direct or Direct at least one department production per year
  • Artistic/scholarly achievement required
  • Student advisement and career planning
  • Participation in the collaborative process
  • University/College/Department service
  • Recruitment
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Theatre or closely related field
  • Professional or university experience in musical direction or directing
  • Prior record of Artistic/Scholarly Achievement
  • Experience in teaching private voice study and/or vocal coaching

Preferred Qualifications

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach/coach other aspects of Musical Theatre including Acting, Voice and Diction, and related areas.
  • Experience as director for musicals, cabarets, or other musical events
  • Administrative and leadership skills
  • A focus on collaboration
  • Previous experience teaching at the university level

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Hours worked/day: Based on teaching load and production assignments

Months/year: 9 months

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track: Tenure-Track

Salary or Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits

Posting Number: F1600149

First Consideration Date: 05/30/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

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EEO Statement

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

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From its founding in 1897, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training institution to now become Utah’s designated liberal arts and sciences university. SUU has always placed students first by fostering small, personalized classes led by supportive professors who are some of the nation's top scholars in their fields of study. True to the University's academic core vision of becoming a nationally recognized institution of learning, SUU faculty, staff and administrators enable students to honor thought in all its finest forms, achieve excellence in their chosen field, and create positive change in the world. People throughout the state look to the University for major academic specialties, economic and business development opportunities and training, distinguished cultural programs, athletic activities, and regional archives. Some of the nation's most acclaimed national parks and outdoor recreation opportunities surround Cedar City and provide the basis for a distinct educational partnership between the University and the National Park Service. A wider range of metropolitan activities is close at hand however, with Las Vegas, Nevada, just two-and-a-half hours south and Salt Lake City, Utah, just three hours north.