The Assistant/Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Practitioner and Teacher position will help lead and navigate Ball State’s nationally recognized BFA Musical Theatre program.
The Department seeks a candidate with extensive teaching experience and professional credentials to assist our students as they prepare for the highly rigorous world of musical theatre performance.
Candidate will have the opportunity to teach in a variety of areas within the musical theatre genre, will be heavily involved in the Department’s production season, and will have the opportunity to work on Senior Cabarets and Showcases as needed. This position will help formulate the future trajectory of the program as a training ground for future performers in a variety of professional venues.
Further, the candidate will embody the Department’s belief that we are not only training artists but also helping students become citizens of the world who are invested in making a difference with the art that they create.
Summer start-up packages and reimbursement of moving expenses are available, as are ASPIRE start up grants to entry level faculty members to help further their enrichment as an educator and artist.
Tenure Track Faculty Appointment available for August 12, 2019. Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an individual with a commitment to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and entrepreneurial learning practices as a musical theatre practitioner and teacher within a Nationally recognized BFA program in musical theatre.
The successful candidate will also take on a leadership role in the crafting of curriculum, recruitment of students, and building connections within the discipline that will further enhance the opportunities presented to our students during and after their matriculation.
Teach a variety of courses within the musical theatre area that may include the following: cabaret, all levels of singing actor courses, musicianship and ensemble singing, and other courses as needed.
May supervise students involved in the Department's BFA Senior Showcases in Chicago and New York, serve as a director, musical director, or coach on assigned musical productions, and work in collaboration with theatre and dance faculty, staff, and students in facilitating the production program at Ball State University.
All faculty in the College of Fine Arts are expected to be quality teachers, productive scholars, or as appropriate to the position, creative artists, and to engage in public service activities.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of ten years experience as an artist, performer, musical director, or director on Broadway, major Regional Theatre, or Equity touring venues.
One year of teaching experience at the collegiate level.
Five years of experience as a musical theatre practitioner in professional venues.
Master's degree in theatre or related discipline with a minimum of ten years experience as an artist, performer, musical director, or director on Broadway or in major Regional Theatre venues.
Three years of teaching experience at the university/college level.
Ability to serve as a pianist for class and production work when needed, and significant connections and recognitions within the professional musical theatre industry.
Ability to serve as a recruiter and advocate on a National level for the BFA Musical Theatre program.
Ability to work collegially within a liberal-arts setting.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Appointment Type: Tenure-track
Length of Appointment: FT Academic Year
About Ball State University:
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
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