Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

ID: 7063276
Posted: January 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description:
Assistant Professor (Musical Theatre Specialist)
North Dakota State University seeks a musical theatre specialist to lead and help shape a growing and dynamic BFA musical theatre program within the Department of Theatre Arts. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will teach in their specialty area(s), direct and/or music direct at least one Musical Theatre production in the department’s season, advise and mentor students, take part in departmental service activities, and teach classes in the Theatre curriculum.

Specialty areas for qualified applicants may include one or more of the following:
• Teaching applied voice in a variety of musical theatre styles
• Teaching courses in Musical Theatre performance and Musical Theatre history
• music theory, sight singing
• dance/choreography
• directing
• other directly related specialty

Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in multiple specialty areas.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Terminal degree in Theatre or Music. “ABD” considered for full-time lecturer appointment during degree completion
• Significant successful experience in Musical Theatre production.
• Demonstrated record of collegial and mutually supportive working relationships in an academic setting
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence in college teaching; demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Physical Demands:
Screening Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Visit for information about our programs. Applicants are invited to note the parallel search for a studio voice specialist in the NDSU Challey School of Music.

Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Full consideration of applications guaranteed through March 1. Open until filled. Online application materials include a letter of interest specifically addressing this position, a curriculum vitae (and optional shorter résumé), unofficial transcripts, names and contact information (including email addresses) for at least five professional references. Applicants are encouraged to provide web links to additional supportive material. Specific additional materials may be requested later.

Email: Mark Engler (Head, Department of Theatre Arts,


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