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Assistant Professor of Musical Theater and Music Director
Ohio University

Date Posted Oct. 15, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Musical Theater and Music Director
University Ohio University
Athens, OH, United States
Department School of Theater
Application Deadline Nov. 11, 2019
Position Start Date Aug. 17, 2020
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Music - General

Ohio University’s BFA in Theater Performance program invites applicants for a Music Director and Assistant Professor of Musical Theater, beginning Fall 2020. Salary commensurate with experience. The College of Fine Arts is invested in hiring faculty members who contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in the Schools of Theater and Music.

Nine-month renewable tenure-track co-appointment in the Schools of Theater and Music. Generous benefits. Details:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MM/MFA/DMA or equivalent professional experience in musical theater music direction
  • Extensive knowledge of musical theater and popular/contemporary music repertoire
  • Professional experience as a music director/conductor/accompanist

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing new musicals
  • Interest/experience working with Actor Musicians, including arranging, re-orchestration, and composition
  • Knowledge and experience with music technology used in musical theater, including keyboard programming, arranging, notation, backing/click tracks, etc.
  • Ability to teach music skills (theory and ear-training)
  • Experience/ability in vocal coaching
  • Ability to teach acting fundamentals
  • Experience in university teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
  • Ongoing professional engagement

Teach and co-teach undergraduate courses in the BFA Theater Performance (Musical Theater & Acting tracks) curriculum, including musical theater workshops, song performance, pit orchestra, and other teaching responsibilities as assigned. Serve as music director for a minimum of one full production each academic year and other special events as assigned. Support advising and recruiting/retention of students.

The Theater Division is a production-oriented unit of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts with MFA programs in acting, playwriting, design, and technology, and BFA degrees in the above areas as well as stage management. Visit The division’s Performance Area has trained and helped launch many actors toward successful careers in New York, Chicago, and in regional theater across the country. Our BFA and MFA in Acting programs follow a rigorous progression of techniques including Meisner, Fitzmaurice, Rodenburg, Knight, Body Mind Centering, Laban, Suzuki, Viewpoints, stage combat, and Michael Chekhov. Visit to learn more about the Performance program.

  • Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

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Contact Information

  • Alan Kenny
    Theater Division
    Ohio University
    19 S. College Street
    Kantner Hall 307
    Athens, OH 45701
  • 740.593.0505
  • 740.593.4817


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