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Assistant Professor- Musical Theatre

Fort Lewis College
Durango, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

Position Summary:

The Department of Performing Arts at Fort Lewis College seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in musical theatre with extensive knowledge of contemporary musical theater and critical knowledge of musical theatre history and its transformations. We expect that competitive candidates will have experience in staging musicals, teaching voice lessons for musical theatre majors, and musical theatre techniques courses (acting and scene study).

Job Description:

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the Director of the FLC Musical Theatre programming and oversee recruitment.
  • Coordinate and actively recruit for the Musical Theatre program.
  • Serve as a conduit between the Theatre and Music faculties.
  • Stage direct 1-2 musical a/o theatre productions per school year.
  • Teach a variety of courses in the Musical Theatre and Theatre curriculum.
  • Teach Liberal Arts Core courses (LAC)
  • Perform service to the department and college.
  • Continue scholarship in the field.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Specialized Skills, and Experience:
  • M.F.A. in Musical Theatre, a terminal degree in a related discipline, or extensive professional experience on a National or International level.
  • Extensive knowledge of the musical theatre canon.
  • Two or more years of full-time teaching at the college level.
  • Ability to teach both acting and voice for the musical theatre stage.
  • Professional directing experience
  • Proven leadership and vision
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Experience with teaching diverse populations.
  • Familiarity with Theatre Intimacy and DEI best practices.
  • Proficient in course management and online course delivery.
  • Familiarity and or willingness to work with Excel, Office 365 cloud functionalities, Canvas, and Workday.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships across academic units and with other offices on campus.
Preferred Education, Specialized Skills and Experience:
  • Additional experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas: musical direction, choreography, music theory, acting, children’s theatre/theatre for youth, technical theatre/stage management, or dramaturgy is preferred.
  • Experience in recruiting for a college program.
  • Ability to play the piano at a level to adequately teach a voice lesson.
  • Collaborative spirit, and willingness to work interdepartmentally.
Work Environment:
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • Fast-paced and collaborative work environment with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to attend Department functions weekdays, nights, and weekends, as needed for rehearsal, performance, and events.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.

Salary is $53,500 per year, plus a comprehensive benefits package

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position.

  • C urriculum Vitae

  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references.

  • The semi-finalist will be asked for portfolio samples (i.e. Directing, performance, and/or voice teaching)

Application materials received by May 24, 2024, will receive full consideration.

The position will remain open until filled.

About Fort Lewis College:

On a sage-brushed mesa overlooking downtown Durango and the La Plata Mountains, Fort Lewis College is Southwest Colorado’s premier public undergraduate research institution. With more than half of the 3,300 students identifying as people of color, FLC’s academic programming and campus life thrive on nurturing safe, diverse spaces for intellectual exploration and helping people achieve their career goals. A Native American-serving, Non-Tribal Institution, FLC is committed to promoting economic development in neighboring tribal communities and connecting students with the education they need to be the change in the world they want to see. Degree programs span the arts, business, education, health sciences, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Coursework builds on the natural, cultural, and historical resources found around the Four Corners region. Students work closely with faculty on research projects with real-world implications. Like the mountain town it resides in, FLC promotes a culture of work-life balance for students, faculty, and staff. Skyhawks enjoy unparalleled access to a healthy outdoor lifestyle thanks to 300 days of sunshine a year and more than 300 miles of hiking and biking trails in and around Durango

Notice to Prospective Employees:
The Fort Lewis College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:
  • Fort Lewis College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • Sexual assault policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • The Colorado Riot Offense Statute restriction on enrollment
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes
The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:
By going to the internet website at: Fort Lewis College Student Affairs Office will also provide a paper copy of the annual security report upon request. You can reach them at (970) 247-7331.

Equal Opportunity
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Discrimination Questions?

Office of Compliance and Community Standards
David Pirrone, Director of Compliance
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title IX Coordinator
Kate Suazo, Assistant Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-6729

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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