The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre beginning August 22, 2019. An MFA, as well as a strong professional record in the theatre and/or film industry is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position. Responsibilities include teaching courses within our performance curriculum including musical theatre performance, private voice, and acting, maintaining a strong record of professional creative work outside of the department, performing service appropriate to the position, and directing in the department’s season. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 19 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for ten consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns".
More information about the department can be found at theatre.olemiss.edu. Applicants should complete the University’s on-line application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference. Additionally, candidates are asked to submit a teaching philosophy as well as a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.