Until filled, committee begins review June 5, 2023
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The TCU Department of Theatre seeks an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice for a newly-created position in our nationally-ranked Musical Theatre program starting August 14, 2023. This full-time, nine-month faculty position is annually renewable, non-tenure track, and includes a full benefits package and promotion track. This faculty member is expected to be on campus and in person fulltime. Committee will begin to review applications on June 5, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join a collaborative academic community that places the highest value on artistic excellence and rigorous inquiry. TCU encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas that inform and stimulate intellectual/artistic engagement. Learn more about TCU’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://www.tcu.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion.php and https://www.tcu.edu/diversity-inclusion/index.php.
- Music Direction for one musical each semester:
• accompanying rehearsals
• singer/actor coaching
• conducting while playing piano or keyboard for performances
• contracting professional musicians
- Regular teaching of Musical Theatre Theory I & II (one class per semester) – includes sight-singing
- Accompaniment for the TCU Department of Theatre, including but not limited to: approximately two Musical Theatre performance classes each semester; end-of-semester BFA juries; BFA entrance auditions
- Other duties as assigned
- Outside service and scholarship/creative activity are encouraged, but not required.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent keyboard, sight-reading, and accompanying skills
- Experience in music direction and conducting
- Arranging and orchestration skills
- Solid knowledge of musical theatre repertoire
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- A passion for collaboration and mentoring students
- Graduate degree or 5+ years of professional musical theatre experience
- Experience teaching Music Theory for Musical Theatre students
- Professional contracting skills
- Knowledge of Mainstage and/or other keyboard programming software
The Department of Theatre at TCU is home to a top ranked Musical Theatre Performance BFA emphasis in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth. We are dedicated to developing in our students’ artistic excellence, intellectual growth, and a spirit of empathy through professional theatre training within a liberal arts education.
Theatre TCU Core Values:
• Artistic and academic excellence and achievement
• Individual and collaborative artistic expression
• Inclusion and diversity of people, ideas, perspectives, and cultures
• Active study of the past to help us form the future
• Value and power of the theatre for social growth
• Self-discipline and an optimal work ethic
• Mentorship and commitment to personal development
- Current curriculum vita or resume
- A one-page statement that addresses how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at TCU
- A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
- Three references, references will be contacted after applications have been reviewed.
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