Director-Choreographer, Elon University, Department of Performing Arts
Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a Director-Choreographer in Music Theatre full-time lecturer or tenure-track position depending on professional experiences and educational qualifications beginning mid-August 2023.
Graduate degree in theatre, music theatre, or dance/choreography, is required; we welcome applications from candidates who bring broadly integrated and interdisciplinary perspectives. Successful candidates will demonstrate significant contributions in teaching and directing or choreography at the University and/or professional level. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of knowledge of the canon of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and/or multicultural works in the genre.
Teaching will include directing and/or choreographing mainstage productions, choreographing and teaching within the Dance for the Musical Stage sequence (may include Jazz, Tap, Fosse, and Theatre Dance), and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Experience in music theatre scene study, playwrighting, content creation, entrepreneurship, and/or devising is a plus. Other courses relating to the candidate’s areas of expertise in music theatre could also be offered. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu . The Elon Music Theatre Program is frequently listed as one of the top programs in the country. We offer conservatory-style training grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Our students enjoy small class sizes and ample individual attention, and our alumni are finding success throughout the industry.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by October 19, 2022, to be assured of consideration. Send letter of application, CV, a one-page diversity and inclusion statement as it directly relates to your teaching and scholarship, and three letters of recommendation (not reference contact information) from professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Web links to samples of previously directed or choreographed works and/or a professional website is helpful. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and all attached file titles. Please also send all required documents as an attachment and not in the body of the email.
We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.