The Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is growing and changing. We offer eight diverse curricular options that develop and nurture each student's creativity, curiosity, and collaborative skills. We inspire our students to be thinkers, responsible citizens, and motivated artists who will make a difference in creating the next generation's voice.The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with over 425 theatre majors, 75 dance majors and 45 full-time faculty/staff. This includes 80 majors within our nationally recognized BFA musical theatre program. The musical theatre area features showcase opportunities in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, along with senior level cabaret performances for all graduating seniors at The Cabaret in Indianapolis and at Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre in New York City. The Department plays an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and with the American College Dance Association (ACDA). Ball State is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Our undergraduate only program, low student-to-faculty ratio, hands-on advising and mentoring from a faculty of working professionals, and distinguished guest artists allow for the personal development of each student as both an individual and an artist.As a faculty member at Ball State University, you will have access to robust programming and institutional resources that help faculty develop as teachers, creative artists, and scholars, including new faculty academies and communities of practice, development opportunities through the Division of Online and Strategic Learning, and the University's Aspire internal granting program.
Ball State University seeks an individual with a commitment to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and entrepreneurial learning practices as a musical theatre practitioner and voice 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.
Terminal degree or equivalent professional experience of at least five (5) years as an artist, choreographer, performer, or director on Broadway, major Regional Theatre, or Equity touring venues.
One year of teaching experience at the university/college level gained concurrently or with degree program.
Two years of experience as a musical theatre practitioner in professional venues.
Master's degree in theatre or related discipline with a minimum of 10 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.
Significant connections and recognitions within the professional musical theatre industry.
The ability to serve as a recruiter and advocate on a National level for the BFA Musical Theatre program.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work collegially within a liberal-arts setting.
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 eight academic colleges that offer 120 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.
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
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