Assistant Professor, Performing Arts (Musical Director)

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Budget Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (10 MONTHS) Campus Title Assistant Professor, Performing Arts (Musical Director) School/Division Academic Affairs, Division of Department Performing Arts Faculty Sub-Type FT Faculty Salary Level A5 Salary Range Low $50's Position Effort Full-Time If Part-Time, enter FTE: Is this a temporary position? No If Temporary, enter End Date: Position Summary
SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Department of Performing Arts at SUNY Cortland is dedicated to providing young artist/scholars seeking to pursue a career in the Musical Theatre the skills needed to succeed in the professional theatre, combined with a well-balanced, liberal arts education. Students receive training in all three primary disciplines; music, theatre and dance working with professional theatre artists in a rigorous academic and studio environment. Major Responsibilities
  • Teach courses in Musical Theatre History, Music Theory, Musical Theatre Performance (Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced levels), and teach other courses as expertise and program needs dictate.
  • Serve as musical director for productions
  • In consultation with Director/Choreographer, choose audition material, adjudicate and cast productions
  • Teach music to the entire cast
  • Musically coach principle and ensemble cast members
  • Hire and rehearse musicians as needed for pit orchestra
  • Conduct pit for performances
  • Act as the rehearsal accompanist
Scholarship/Creative Activity
  • Continued work in area of expertise in the professional theatre
  • Musically Direct department productions
Service ·
  • Recruit for the Musical Theatre Program. Attend and play for program auditions in NYC and on campus. Actively participate in developing recruitment strategies in collaboration with other faculty/staff.
  • Attend recruitment events/workshops/conventions with prospective Musical Theatre students
  • Advise Musical Theatre Majors in their academic progress.
  • Actively participate in Department and College committees
  • Must demonstrate a strong teaching skill; an extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertoire and an informed awareness of current trends and skills required to be a successful actor in contemporary musical theatre
  • Passion for working with young musical theatre artists, including those from underrepresented or minoritized groups.
  • Desire to continue the expansion of SUNY Cortland’s Musical Theatre program.
  • Excellent keyboard skills
  • Knowledge and commitment to musical theatre works related to underrepresented or minoritized groups
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works closely with department faculty
  • Recruit musicians and lead pit orchestra as conductor
Required Qualifications
Education: ·
  • Relevant master’s degree or commensurate education and professional theatre experience is required.

  • Significant experience working in professional musical theatre as a musical director.
  • Experience working with students in a collegiate musical theatre program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of social justice and diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Musical Theatre (highly preferred), or degrees in both Music and Theatre with at least one at master’s level or higher (M.F.A., Ph.D., DM).
  • Broadway, national tour musical director experience
  • Experience teaching in college musical theatre program
  • Experience working on the development of original musicals
  • Established relationship with a professional theatre company
  • Experience working with social media
  • Experience in using technology in pit orchestra
EEO Statement
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University. Job Close Date
Posting Number F21041 Review Start Date 10/10/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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