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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 25, 2023

Job Details

UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

School of the Arts

Essential Functions

The Theatre program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is actively seeking a dynamic candidate for the role of Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, with the position scheduled to commence on August 19, 2024. While the primary teaching focus will be musical theatre performance, we are open to exploring other courses that align with the candidate’s expertise. We are particularly interested in an individual who can take on a leadership role within our BA musical theatre program and our rapidly expanding Summer Musical Theatre Academy for high school students.

We are in search of candidates who embody qualities such as dynamism and a student-centered approach to teaching. It is essential that candidates have a deep understanding of the musical theatre repertoire and the industry at large. The ideal candidate should also possess experience in administration, program development, course creation, recruitment, and/or community outreach. Prior experience as a musical director and accompanist is highly desired.

At the heart of our mission is the dedication to fostering an enthusiastic and collaborative atmosphere while upholding the liberal arts ethos and prioritizing undergraduate education. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the growth and community outreach efforts of our program. We seek an educator who is passionate about musical theatre and education and is eager to contribute to our vibrant unit.

The Theatre Unit is one of three academic units located within the School of the Arts in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The other units include Art and Art History and Writer’s Workshop. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a vibrant metropolitan university in the state’s largest city and has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. The residential campus has several new beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification on Institutions of Higher Education Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public-school system, a strong economic base and a vigorous Omaha performing arts community.

The University and the School of the Arts has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Additional Duties

Required Qualifications

Terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D., DMA ) in music, theatre or musical theatre, OR a Master’s degree with commensurate professional/collegiate musical theatre experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Leadership skill in the administration, program development, recruitment, and/or community outreach associated with an ever-growing musical theatre program. Professional experience as a musical director on national tours or in regional theatre, and established relationships with professional theatre companies desired.

Posting Number

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website ( to be considered for this position. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, a website and/or portfolio of personal and student work, and contact information (phone and email) for three (3) references (references will only be contacted for finalists). Any applications submitted via email or any other website will not be reviewed or considered. Review of applicants will begin November 27, 2023. For questions about the position, please contact Steven Williams at: .


University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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