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Associate/Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Resident Music Director, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2022
Title Associate/Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Resident Music Director, College-Conservatory of Music
University University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Department Department of Musical Theatre
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Associate/Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Resident Music Director, College-Conservatory of Music

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an experienced teacher of musical theatre and Resident Music Director for its celebrated BFA Musical Theatre program to begin in August of 2023. The tenure-track appointment will be at a salary and rank commensurate with credentials within college guidelines. Initial appointment is three years and the faculty member is then eligible for reappointment. The Department of Musical Theatre is comprised of approximately seventy (70) students, with seven full-time faculty and ten adjunct faculty. Collaborating with the Department of Theatre Design and Production, the Department of Ensembles and Conducting, and others, the Department of Musical Theatre annually presents at least three musicals, and various other offerings inclusive of new works staged readings, lab shows, cabarets, and concerts.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching undergraduate courses such as Vocal Coaching Levels 1-4 in the BFA program for Musical Theatre, and teaching Assistant Musical Director and Musical Theatre Orchestra courses for the Masters of Music program in Conducting.

  • Act as the Departmental Music Supervisor, Resident Music Director, and will music direct as part of the production season.

  • Advise and mentor students, maintain a vibrant professional, creative and/or scholarly research agenda, and provide ongoing service to the university and profession primarily through committee work.

  • Requires active departmental, divisional and college participation, inclusive of student recruitment, adjudicating performance exams, and season planning.

  • Must actively pursue professional development within their field by attending trainings and conferences, and University-based trainings or conferences, to maintain their fluency with current industry practice and pedagogical advancements while contributing to the forward thinking of the musical theatre cannon.

  • Join the rest of the faculty in the development of curriculum for our increasingly diverse student body including Black, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, and/or Indigenous Native American, LGBTQIA+ theatre/performance, with application of culturally responsive pedagogy.

Minimum Requirements
Prior to the effective date of appointment, must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Music Directing, Musical Theatre or a related field, and a total of four years of experience.

  • Experience must encompass four years of professional experience as a music director as well as two academic years of university level teaching experience in musical theatre, which, can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the professional experience.

Application Process
Please apply online at The application should include:

  • A cover letter.

  • Current curriculum vitae or resume.

  • Statement of teaching philosophy.

  • List of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Finalists for the position will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and instructional capability by teaching CCM undergraduate musical theatre students in their areas of expertise. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Application review will begin on January 3, 2023, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $65,000 - $75,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.

  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.

  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.

  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.

  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.

  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran. 


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