UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
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.
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
· Participate in recruitment efforts at both the undergraduate and
· 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
· Demonstrated experience with voice and speech methodologies such
as Rodenburg, Linklater, Lessac, Skinner, Fitzmaurice Voicework, or
· The ability to teach coursework in voice and other theatre
performance related areas at both graduate and undergraduate
· Aptitude or experience in administration/program
· Master of Fine Arts and prior voice work in the entertainment
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
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will
continue until the position is filled
For consideration, you must apply online at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/
, 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
As practical, please combine all application materials into one PDF
or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment.
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· 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.
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
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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
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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.
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applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
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religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
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