The College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Musical Theatre in the School of Theatre & Dance.
Job Description: Nine-month, tenure-track appointment. Primary duties would include:
Teaching undergraduate acting and musical theatre courses.
Audition preparation and showcase development with all Performance area majors (BFAs in Acting and in Musical Theatre)
Possibly teaching courses in the history of musical theatre, audition techniques, directing and/or select topics within the School's graduate acting program.
Direct 1-2 Main Stage productions for the School of Theatre & Dance per academic year.
Possible musical direction of Main Stage productions with a proven record of experience.
Assist in managing auditions for musical productions at WVU including co-productions with the School of Music and with West Virginia Public Theatre (in consultation with WVPT's Artistic Director.)
Opportunities to direct for West Virginia Public Theatre are possible.
All faculty in the School of Theatre & Dance are expected to maintain an active creative-research agenda and professional development sufficient to meet the expectations of an R1 Doctoral research, land-grant institution. Participation in curriculum development, attracting and maintaining students, academic advising and involvement in University/School committee activities and faculty governance is required of all faculty members.
Date of Appointment: August 16, 2019
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
More information about the College of Creative Arts and the School of Theatre & Dance at West Virginia University can be found at: http://ccarts.wvu.edu
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