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Director of Musical Theatre & Instructor of Music in Voice

Denison University
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director of Musical Theatre & Instructor of Music in Voice


The Department of Music is seeking an enthusiastic musical theatre director and instructor of undergraduate level of music in voice for a 1-year visiting position. The successful candidate should have substantial experience directing music theatre productions and working collaboratively, motivating and educating students in a liberal arts environment, fostering diversity and inclusion, and mentoring students outside of the classroom. 

Teaching duties include courses in one or more of the following areas related to the candidate’s area of strength and experience: music theatre workshop, voice, musicology and ethnomusicology, music theory, acting, dance/choreography, and related coursework. Additional duties include directing student performances and recruiting new students. Earned terminal degree or equivalent professional experience preferred.

Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses their approach to teaching within a liberal arts institution, their engagement with diversity and inclusion, links to excerpts from at least one production and one rehearsal (totaling no more than twenty minutes), a CV, copies of academic transcripts, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references.  Applicants must submit their application materials online at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. For more questions, contact HyeKyung Lee:

Denison University is an academically rigorous increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2300 students from across the nation and around the world. Our college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty.  We put a strong emphasis on building supportive environments so that every student has the opportunity to succeed.

The Arts at Denison are vibrant, masterful, and thought-provoking. Denison students collaborate and create as they learn from working artists and professional creators. More than 40 percent of Denison students take part in the arts that include music, theatre, dance, cinema, art history, studio art, and creative writing. Students who come to Denison nurturing a passion often find they grow and develop new avenues of artistic pursuit.

The Michael D. Eisner Center for Performing Arts is home to the departments of Dance, Music and Theatre, creating a dynamic, interactive space where students and faculty can collaborate across disciplines. The building is named for Michael D. Eisner ‘64, a Life Trustee of Denison University, a former chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, and founder of the Tornante Company.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community, operate our campus safely, and comply with federal requirements, Denison requires all new employees, both faculty and staff,  to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an authorized exemption is approved. For more information and resources regarding this policy as a condition of employment, please visit

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