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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Agency
West Texas A&M University
Department
Art, Theatre & Dance
Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Faculty
Job Description
The Department of Art, Theatre and Dance at West Texas A&M University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre position to begin in August 2019. The successful faculty member will be expected to demonstrate excellent skills in the area of instructional responsibility, generate ongoing intellectual contributions/creative activities in their field, and provide service to the department, university, and community, as well as maintain professionalism and collegiality in the academic and production processes. Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Work Performed:
Primary job duties include teaching undergraduate courses in acting, musical theatre performance, musical theatre history and repertoire, and script/score analysis, as well as other potential courses of expertise. Additional duties include serving as director and/or music director for the WTAMU theatre season, working in a collaborative and creative nature with production colleagues, mentoring and advising musical theatre majors, and assisting with recruitment and retention.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ Required qualifications: earned terminal degree in musical theatre or theatre with a musical theatre emphasis.
+ Documented expertise in acting, directing, and/or musical theatre performance technique, music direction and conducting, and script/score analysis.
+ Professional experience as an actor or director.
+ Collegiate teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Preferences include recent professional acting, directing, and/or music directing experience.
+ Dance or choreography experience.
+ A minimum of three years of collegiate teaching experience.
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Cover letter
+ Curriculum vitae including link(s) to examples of recent work
+ Contact information for five professional references
+ Statement of teaching philosophy
+ Copy of official graduate transcript(s)
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the ?My Experience? page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled ?CV/Resume,? more than one document by be included. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu .
Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
Please direct any questions to the search committee chair: Royal R. Brantley, Director of Theatre, at rbrantley@wtamu.edu . For more information about the West Texas A&M University Theatre program, please visit wtamu.edu/theatre.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
diversity.
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (806) 651-2114.
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