Assistant Professor of Practice – Music Theatre & Performance – University, MO

Assistant Professor of Practice – Music Theatre & Performance

Texas Tech University

University, MO


Job description

Department of Theatre and Dance

Position Description
Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching in an area of expertise, mentoring students in professional and career preparation and serving as liaison with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program. This is a non-tenure track, multi-year renewable appointment contingent on successful annual and cumulative performance appraisals as well as a majority affirmative vote of the academic unit. Summer appointments possible, but not guaranteed, contingent on demand for courses and availability of funding.

Major/Essential Functions
The Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Practice in Musical Theatre & Performance, a continuing appointment eligible position, ideal for a professionally accomplished artist and instructor who is committed to excellence in global theatrical storytelling, growing our BFA program, and mentoring MFA students. Primary responsibilities include a focus on teaching, with additional service workload and engagement in creative activities. The successful candidate is expected to join a cohort of theatre professionals with a passion for student success, collaborative work, and outreach and engagement in the community. This profile requires a committed individual who is interested in pathways toward continued growth and diversity within our program, including recruiting, while fostering methods of national and international representation and performance for our student body.

Required Qualifications
A master’s degree in the discipline or the substantiated equivalent in professional experience of ten years or more.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of at least 3 years of related professional activity.
  • One+ year(s) teaching in an educational-focused environment.
  • Familiarity with teaching musical theatre history and literature with at least one other additional practice in acting, singing, movement and/or related focus.
  • Ability and experience in Music Directing.
  • Interest in/experience with undergraduate recruitment for professional training programs in higher education, including connections within professional theatrical auditions, competitions, workshops, and conferences.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students.
  • Demonstrated ability to model professional performance ethics and craft
  • Ability to play piano/accompany.
  • Experience performing in professional theatre, dance, and/or film.
  • AEA/SAG-AFTRA or related performance Union Membership (international equivalent welcomed).

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran

Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. 


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