The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks an experienced and accomplished, full-time, tenured or tenure-track teacher of acting, and stage director to chair its renowned musical theatre BFA program.
Faculty duties may include teaching undergraduate courses for the BFA in the musical theatre degree in acting, audition techniques, musical theatre history and styles, as well as directing musicals for the mainstage and studio seasons, and directing student showcases. All faculty are expected to provide service to the college and university by membership on committees for promotion and tenure, academic course development, and faculty searches to name a few.
Department Chair duties will include leading the department in:
Management and supervision of musical theatre department
Creation of class schedules and course development
Artistic season planning and coordination of showcases
Long-range strategic planning for department
Preparation and management of departmental budget
Student recruitment and retention
Facilitating guest artists and master classes
Other customary administrative duties
Recruiting and annual student showcases may necessitate travel within the US.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold a terminal degree in theatre or musical theatre (performance or directing) or equivalent professional experience, with significant experience in musical theatre. Candidates must have a minimum of five years teaching and directing experience at the university and/or professional level.
Preferred Qualifications: The Candidate should be a proven artist/teacher with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and willing to become part of a highly collaborative and experienced faculty.
Salary: Commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience.
Start Date: August 15, 2019.
To Apply: To apply for position 35698, go online at http://jobs.uc.edu and submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a one page statement on diversity and inclusion as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions and/or mentoring. Other materials such as publications, articles, or videos are optional, but encouraged. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.
Department: The musical theatre program at CCM is the oldest in the country and was the first of its kind. The program offers undergraduate training to students who earn the BFA in Musical Theatre, and has a season of four musicals. Its graduates are following careers as performers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry.
Division: The Department of Musical Theatre is part of the Division of Theatre Arts, Production, and Arts Administration (TAPAA), which has 68 members on its faculty and staff, with numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The TAPAA Division produces a main stage season of two operas, two musicals and two plays in two venues: a 663 seat traditional proscenium house and a 373 seat modified thrust. In addition, the division also produces a number of studio productions in all the performance disciplines in a highly flexible and fully equipped studio theatre.
University: The University of Cincinnati is the 10th largest research institution in the country. The New York Times has called CCM "one of the nation's leading conservatories", and the Musical Theatre BFA program is the first of its kind in the US, now in its 50th year, regularly regarded as one of the top programs in the country. CCM BFA Musical Theatre grads are among the most sought after performers on Broadway, national tours, and work nationally in theatre, television, film, and in commercial media.
Diversity at the University of Cincinnati and CCM: The University of Cincinnati and CCM are strongly committed to the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. The University invests in its faculty by sponsoring an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development in Diversity and through its provostal support and active African American, Latino, and LGBTQ faculty associations and affinity groups. CCM has partnered with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CCM is also engaged in the City of Cincinnati with such programs as CCM After School/Whiz Kids after-school mentoring and tutoring program with the City Gospel Mission, the Suzuki String-Program and Grades 1-3 at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and the Artist-in-Residence program at Twin Towers Senior Living Community.
FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES
OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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Internal Number: 35698-en_US
About University of Cincinnati
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