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Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre-Movement

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre/Movement  

The Position: The Theatre Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University is seeking a full-time assistant professor specializing in musical theatre, with an additional expertise in stage movement. This is a tenure-track appointment beginning in the Fall of 2014. Duties include teaching and coaching at the undergraduate level, student advising, recruitment, and committee service. Candidates should be able to teach musical theatre techniques including scene study, song analysis and audition technique. The ideal candidate will have knowledge, experience and ability to coach the range of musical theater styles and repertoire from golden era to contemporary and pop/rock as well as familiarity with acting methodologies. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more recognized movement training system(s). We seek a colleague with imagination and ideas to join a group of collaborative faculty, staff and students. Our training program is a rigorous sequence of studies focusing on individual artistic development and acquiring professional skills.

Requirements: MFA in Musical Theatre, Acting, Directing, or Movement with substantial professional credentials. Candidates should be engaged in ongoing creative work in the theatre field, and will have a record of successful teaching at the university level for at least three years.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, Resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of 5 references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre/Movement, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor Musical Theatre/Movement. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Position is subject to approval of funding. Review of candidates will begin on December 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The Theatre Department is committed to building a diverse academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.