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Assistant or Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, Tenure-track

09/18/2023 2:36 pm

The Performing Arts Department at Rockford University seeks a visionary, strategic, and highly collaborative Assistant or Associate Professor of Musical Theatre to; an educator/artist with an emphasis in direction, choreography, and movement to begin Fall 2024. The ideal candidate will have eight to ten years of academic and/or professional experience and the expertise and desire to guide the department in revamping its musical theater program.

Responsibilities include teaching musical theater performance and dance technique classes, supervising musical theater capstone projects, and directing/choreographing one or two main stage productions each year. Opportunities also exist to direct plays, create interdisciplinary courses, and teach other theater courses, including Music Theater History. While outside professional endeavors are encouraged, primary focus must be instruction and mentorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MFA in Musical Theatre or Theatre or equivalent professional experience;
  2. successful college-level teaching experience preferred;
  3. extensive and varied artist-level performance, directing, and choreography experience; and
  4. an educational philosophy compatible with that of a private institution in a liberal arts environment.

How to Apply / Contact:

Candidates are encouraged to read more about the university by visiting the website and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Rockford University’s institutional mission and goals. The review process will begin November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official upon hire) and list of three professional references to  

Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their teaching, research and /or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.