Program Head, BFA Musical Theater

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Pace School of Performing Arts (PPA), housed in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University, and located on the University’s campus in lower Manhattan, invites applications for the position of Program Head of the BFA Musical Theater program, which was established in 2007 and is consistently ranked one of the top 10 Musical Theater programs in the country. PPA is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The Program Head position has been transitioned to a tenure track full-time faculty position. The successful candidate will teach in their identified discipline and report directly to the Executive Director of PPA. Applicants who have already submitted their CVs need not re-apply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creation and implementation of policies and procedures for the program
  • Recruitment of students
  • Selection of the year’s productions
  • Identification of the artistic team for each production
  • Hiring of adjunct faculty
  • Facilitation of the Artist in Residence program
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Alumni outreach
  • Collaboration with the other PPA programs


The ideal candidate is innovative, inspiring, and committed to Pace’s motto of Opportunitas. The successful candidate will have experience in anti-racist teaching, mentoring, instruction, and administration as a color-conscious leader through promoting diversity and equity in education and theater. The successful candidate must be an established musical theater practitioner and/or scholar with either an MFA, MMus, or terminal degree in musical theater or theater. Expertise in any of the disciplines of musical theater will be considered: acting, voice, direction, dance, etc.

This position offers a generous benefits package, including a competitive salary.

For more information on this position or to apply, visit:  Please submit a statement of commitment to diversity and equity, under “Statement” and contact information for three references under “List of references.” Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

About Pace University  

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.