University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

Hiring Department



Division of Theatre

The UMKC Conservatory seeks people who will help build the future of Conservatory education and research in the performing arts. We seek faculty who demonstrate a growth mindset, with an understanding that learning is an ongoing process. We seek faculty who believe that art has the power to help us understand ourselves, each other, and our culture while empowering us to move that culture forward. Qualified candidates will engage in work that appeals to, and positively impacts, the global population. They will work strategically in ways that adapt to the opportunities in their regions, and work within frameworks that embrace transdisciplinary possibilities. They will also be committed to UMKC’s key values of Accountability, Learning, Respect, Diversity, Collaboration, and Integrity.

Job Description

The Division of Theatre is looking for a collaborative educator to help innovate and evolve its training programs. This 9-month faculty position is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Voice. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Mentor and advise Theatre undergraduate and graduate students;

· Participate in recruitment efforts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;

· Develop and deliver coursework in contemporary practices of theatre voice and speech;

· Establish a creative/scholarly agenda and portfolio which contributes to the theatre performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a University and advances the faculty member toward promotion and tenure.

The search committee encourages candidates with a demonstrated excellence in teaching/coaching and student mentorship to apply. We are looking for a long-term colleague who can contribute to UMKC’s mission to engage and serve our diverse body of students and the community.

Minimum Qualifications

· Demonstrated experience with voice and speech methodologies such as Rodenburg, Linklater, Lessac, Skinner, Fitzmaurice Voicework, or Knight-Thompson Speechwork™;

· The ability to teach coursework in voice and other theatre performance related areas at both graduate and undergraduate levels;

· Aptitude or experience in administration/program leadership;

· Master of Fine Arts and prior voice work in the entertainment industry.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit-eligible, 9-month ranked tenure-track faculty appointment to begin Fall 2024. Our faculty workloads and schedules provide for a positive work/life balance.


$50,000 – 65,000, commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled

Application Instructions

For consideration, you must apply online at , click in Academic Positions Job Opening ID ­­­­­­ 48809 .

Please complete the online application form and provide:

· your cover letter highlighting your career achievements which qualify you for a tenure track faculty position

· curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials

· if available, links to professional webpage or performances

· list of 3 professional references with current contact information

As practical, please combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

· If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

· For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 48809 and name of the position.

· Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

We will contact references and request educational transcripts for applicants who progress to the finalist stage.


UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area with award-winning academic programs and faculty. Our university is committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure quality of life. It is part of the larger University of Missouri System (UMS). The UMKC Conservatory is the designated performing arts campus of UMS. We are a vital partner in Kansas City’s rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances.

A City on the Rise: Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. The university is in one of the most entrepreneurial cities in America and the metropolitan area has a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of cultural arts with internationally acclaimed venues including the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, 18th& Vine jazz district, KC Rep, Starlight Theatre, and other local sites known for a rich history of music and performing arts. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, art galleries, and great local and ethnic cuisine (KC BBQ!!). Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts, all within an easy drive.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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Benefit Eligibility


We offer full healthcare benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and university education benefits for all 4 UM System campuses for employees and qualifying dependents. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important r esource.

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