Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, full-time- tenure track.  Teach, advise, and recruit undergraduate Musical Theatre majors:  Courses may include, but are not limited to, Musical Theatre History, Musical Theatre Scene Study, Musical Theatre Auditions, Senior Capstone.  Coach/Conduct Main Stage musicals; mentor students in musical performance. Teach courses in other areas of expertise (i.e., beginning through advanced musical theatre/vocal technique, etc.) depending upon department needs.  Fulfill faculty expectations associated with a traditional tenure-track university appointment (teaching, scholarly/creative activity, service).  Other opportunities may include stage direction of musicals according to interest and qualifications.  Required:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution; significant professional musical theatre experience above and beyond the minimum education requirement; experience working with diverse student populations, audiences, and communities; ability to teach beginning through advanced levels of musical theatre classes; interest in and ability to recruit, advise, and mentor students; ability to coach/conduct musicals in a variety of styles; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and collaborative skills; willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.  Preferred:  MA/MM/MFA in appropriate area or equivalent professional experience; experience teaching at the college/university level; ability to direct; functional piano skills to accompany; experience with professional level productions. Start Date: December 26, 2021 for 2021-22 Spring Semester beginning 1/18/22 (August 14, 2022 for 2022-2023 Academic Year).  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review of completed applications will begin October 18, 2021; for priority consideration please submit applications and supporting documents/materials by October 17, 2021.  Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. WSU is an AA/EEO employer.  All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

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For more information contact:  Dr. Tom Wine, Professor, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee, Wichita State University  Email: