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Musical Theatre, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Instructor

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 9, 2022

College Overview:

The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a center of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the experience of Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts in the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's emphasis is on student-­centered education. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader as a whole.

With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college provides students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to come together to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, take classes and discuss their work, and ultimately learn to both specialize and think from a global perspective. The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, School of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music; and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website .

School of Music Overview:

The UCO School of Music has a current faculty of over 35 full-time (of which 26 are tenured or tenure-track positions) and approximately 35 part-time faculty, combined with a full-time professional staff of 8. There are approximately 350 students enrolled in degree programs that include the BA, BM, BME, and MM, within the framework of six divisions: Jazz Studies, Musical Theatre, Piano, Strings (Orchestras), Vocal Arts (Choirs and Opera), and Winds/Percussion (Bands). The University of Central Oklahoma and all of our curricular offerings are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. For additional information, please see our website at .

Position Overview

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Required application materials include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Copy of transcript for highest degree earned, and list of 3 references. The application priority date is April 11th, 2022.

Job Description:
  • The position requires a full-time teaching load as specified by university policy.
  • Teach courses which could include: Musical Theatre 1 through Musical Theatre 8; Musical Theatre Directing I & II; Musical Theatre Performance Workshop-as assigned. Musical Theatre Dance Styles I-IV.
  • Direct and/or choreograph Mainstage Musicals and Revues.
  • Recruit and advise Musical Theatre majors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university experience is expected. An earned Master's degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Extensive performance and teaching experience in the field of musical theatre.
  • Ability to direct stage productions at a professional level.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to choreograph stage productions at a professional level.
Required Education and Experience:
  • A master’s degree in Musical Theatre, or another applicable musical theatre-related area. Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree in a Musical Theatre with extensive professional performing and directing experience may be considered.
  • Professional musical theatre performance & directing experience.
  • College teaching experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • 5 years of college teaching experience.
  • A terminal degree in Musical Theatre, or another applicable musical theatre-related area.
Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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