Director, A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre

Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Job description

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: College of Fine Arts:

Director, A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre

Location: Norman, OK

RANK: Director and Full Professor with Tenure
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2018

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will lead a diverse and esteemed faculty in a collegial and collaborative environment of shared governance,andwill support and expand the school’s programs and facilitate excellence in teaching, recruitment, research, creative activity and learning. The candidate will conduct classes and – depending on his or her strengths – on occasion choreograph, direct, or serve asmusic director/conductor for the school’s production season.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY INFORMATION: The A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre is consistently ranked as one of the top 15 programs in the country. The mission of the school is to provide excellent education, training and varied production experiences to selected students to assure them the opportunity to be artistically competitive on a national level upon graduation from The University of Oklahoma. The school is committed to the development of new musical properties, cooperating with professional producers, companies and creative leaders in the field, in addition to regularly presenting works from the musical theatre repertoire. With an overall budget of over $1.1M, the A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at The University of Oklahoma employs 7 full-time faculty members, 8 part-time faculty members and accompanists, 2 staff members, and has a self-imposed cap of 50 undergraduate students. It is a comprehensive and balanced interdisciplinary BFA degree-granting program that collaborates with other units in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

The A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre is part of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts including nationally ranked programs in the Schools of Drama, Dance, OU Visual Arts, and Music. The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, creative active and community engagement serving the state, region and nation from three campuses. The University of Oklahoma ranks first in the nation among both public and private universities in the enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The Norman campus has 24,044 students and 1,531 faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich, vibrant community of approximately 120,000, located 20 minutes south of Oklahoma City, a metropolitan area with a population exceeding 1,200,000. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate, MFA, or equivalent. The successful candidate will be a proven and respected leader who has demonstrated the highest standards of achievement in academic and/or musical theatre performance disciplines, and has demonstrated success in managing large budgets, asset and programdevelopment, fund raising, and student/faculty mentoring.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate will have notable and distinguished prior experience as a Department/School of Musical Theatre (or Theatre) administrator and advocate, and be a proven leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at Required documents include a letter of application, up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching statement, creative/scholarly philosophy and activities, administrative philosophy, and a list of five current references with contact information. Application review will begin January 22, 2018.

For additional information call (405) 325-7370 or visit for complete information regarding the program, the school and the college.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

The University of Oklahoma is more than a respected Big 12 university with a reputation for excellence. Yes, you will fall in love with the buzz of energy that dances up the historic South Oval. Yes, you will fall in love with the breathtaking scenery–Oklahoma’s own Central Park. Yes, you will be inspired by the leaders of tomorrow that you will interact with in class. You will become a better you. But more than all that, you will feel like you found a piece of your heart that you didn’t know was missing. You will find your home here. So come home. The only thing missing is you.