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 http://www.uco.edu/cfad
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 http://music.uco.edu
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.
- The position requires a full-time teaching load as specified by
- 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
- Direct and/or choreograph Mainstage Musicals and Revues.
- Recruit and advise Musical Theatre majors.
- Other duties as assigned.
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:
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Extensive performance and teaching experience in the field of
- Ability to direct stage productions at a professional
- Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational
- Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate
- Ability to work within a collaborative faculty
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written
- Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
Required Education and Experience:
- Ability to choreograph stage productions at a professional
Preferred 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
- College teaching experience.
- 5 years of college teaching experience.
- A terminal degree in Musical Theatre, or another applicable
musical theatre-related area.
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.