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Assistant Tenure Track Professor / Musical Theatre/Coordinator of Private Voice

The Theatre Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University is seeking a full-time assistant professor in Musical Theatre Voice. This is a tenure–track appointment beginning in the fall of 2024. Applicants must have a terminal degree or its equivalent and have relevant professional experience. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching collegiate level applied lessons, extensive knowledge of vocal pedagogy & vocal styles for musical theatre, excellent administrative ability to coordinate numerous voice studios and students, and a collaborative work ethic. The position includes the teaching of private and group voice lessons, and the position will serve as the Coordinator of Voice, overseeing private voice instructors and developing the voice program, as well as theatre and dance students studying group and private voice. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are knowledgeable in multiple styles and periods of musical theatre and pop/rock/country/R&B with technical knowledge/pedagogical skill to train students in classical and contemporary Broadway singing as preparation for careers in the industry. Additional duties include advising, and departmental/university committee service.

As a department committed to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion, we seek an artist/educator with training and experience that will support our diverse student body and increase the incorporation of inclusive pedagogies in our classrooms. The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in teaching and guiding students who come from a diverse personal, educational, artistic, and socio-economic background.

About the Department and Program: Housed within the Theatre Department of Point Park University’s prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts, the Musical Theatre program offers a rigorous B.F.A. that combines performance experience with intense training by internationally recognized master teachers, directors, and choreographers. The department offers B.F.A. degrees in theatre arts, acting, musical theatre and theatre production. The department’s mission focuses on fostering a highly collaborative artistic environment. The B.F.A. in musical theatre is an eight-semester sequence, which places a strong emphasis in all areas of musical theatre: acting, music and dance; and is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the professional theatre. For numerous years, Point Park University has been ranked on’s list of the 10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway and continues to be considered one of the top B.F.A. musical theatre programs in the country.

About the University & COPA: Located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the US, Point Park University is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. With 300 full-time undergraduate students, the Theatre Department is one of three departments in the University’s nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts. Admission to COPA is competitive with students matriculating from 47 states and around the world. The conservatory is dedicated to building the skills needed for success in today’s creative economy.

About the Pittsburgh Playhouse – The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse is housed in the new state-of-the-art 90,411 square-foot center for arts and entertainment. The Playhouse serves as the primary artistic laboratory for the prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts and is Pittsburgh’s newest home for arts and entertainment. This four-story world-class facility located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh features the 550-seat PNC Theatre; the 200-seat Highmark Theatre; and the 99-seat Rauh Theatre. The Playhouse provides exceptional experiential learning opportunities and is designed to be both a learning laboratory and a cultural asset for the community.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, samples of creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of equity/diversity/inclusion initiatives, and a list of three professional references with contact information by email to:   

In the email, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: Assistant Tenure Track Professor / Musical Theatre/Coordinator of Private Voice.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who submit their materials by 1/6/2024.

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Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States and not require employer sponsorship.