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Assistant Professor Musical Theatre Performance - Niagara University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Niagara University , NY
Position: Assistant Professor Musical Theatre Performance
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Posted: November 30, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Niagara University’s Department of Theatre & Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Theatre to start in the fall 2017 semester.

Niagara University is a private, Catholic University located in Western New York near the Canadian border next to the Niagara Falls. The department currently offers Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree programs in Theatre Performance and Theatre Design & Production. Established by the Vincentian Community in 1856, Niagara University remains committed to its Vincentian service mission, and interested candidates of any religious affiliation should become familiar with, and support, that mission. To learn more about the Department of Theatre & Fine Arts, please visit http://www.niagara.edu/theatre

The new faculty member’s responsibilities will include (a) teaching musical theatre vocal performance classes (two courses /sections per semester); (b) music directing/accompanying musicals for NU Theatre- the producing organization for the Department (one per semester), including auditions; (c) oversight and development of vocal music training within the performance program; (d) academic advising and recruitment, mentoring students for the profession, and maintaining and contributing to the philosophy of the performance program; (e) engaging in research and service to the university, the profession, and the community.

Terminal degree (MFA, PhD or equivalent normally required for teaching in his or her field) and significant professional experience is required.
Candidates should have: teaching experience at a conservatory, 4-year teaching institution or its equivalent; excellent keyboard, conducting and sight-reading skills; a thorough knowledge of musical theatre history and repertoire including both traditional and contemporary works; demonstrated commitment to academic rigor; demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
The preferred candidates will possess active and current connections to the industry, a record of professional music direction/accompaniment, and a record of successful coaching for national auditions.
For the qualified candidate, there exists the potential for directing, composing and/or teaching additional courses in their area of expertise.
In addition to the online application, https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=2003, please include vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, three professional letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Any inquiries can be directed to: Steven Braddock, Director of Theatre, Search Committee Chair- Department of Theatre & Fine Arts, PO Box 1913, Niagara University NY 14109; or sbraddock@niagara.edu.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety

Contact Information

In addition to the online application, https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=2003, please include vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, three professional letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Any inquiries can be directed to: Steven Braddock, Director of Theatre, Search Committee Chair- Department of Theatre & Fine Arts, PO Box 1913, Niagara University NY 14109; or sbraddock@niagara.edu.

Employer Profile

Niagara University is a private, Catholic University located in Western New York near the Canadian border next to the Niagara Falls. Established by the Vincentian Community in 1856, Niagara University remains committed to its Vincentian service mission, and interested candidates of any religious affiliation should become familiar with, and support, that mission.

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