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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Director of Opera Theater (24-25) - DePaul University School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Chicago, IL
Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Director of Opera Theater (24-25)
Deadline: March 29, 2024
Posted: December 11, 2023

Job Description / Duties

The DePaul University School of Music invites applications for the tenure-eligible position of Assistant Professor and Director of DePaul Opera Theatre to begin September 1, 2024.

The Director of DePaul Opera Theatre will direct and manage at least two productions per academic year, including the cultivation and supervision of artistic and technical staff; teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s level in acting and stage techniques; participate in school, university, and discipline-related service; assist voice faculty in student recruitment; and maintain active research/professional/creative activity outside of DePaul. Additional areas may be determined depending on the School of Music needs, candidate strengths and interests, and opportunities for growth for the candidate and the field.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree required; terminal degree preferred.
Demonstrated record of or potential for excellence in teaching.
Demonstrated record of or potential for productive creative work.
Demonstrated record of successful budget oversight highly desirable.

Additional Information

A complete application should include the following:

A cover letter addressing interest in the position;
Your curriculum vitae;
A teaching statement that articulates experiences and plans (1 page);
Your research plan, including details for student involvement (1-2 pages);
A diversity statement (1 page);
Names of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin December 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

To apply for the position, please submit your application through Interfolio here:

For further questions about this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Dana Hall, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at

Employer Profile

For more than 100 years, the DePaul University School of Music has been an inclusive and compassionate community of musicians dedicated to artistry, excellence, diversity, and leadership in music. Our world-renowned faculty includes members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the most prominent music educators, composers, entrepreneurs, conductors, soloists, administrators, producers, and jazz and chamber musicians. Students work in a collaborative environment in the stunning new state-of-the-art Holtschneider Performance Center, collectively presenting over 300 concerts and recitals annually. The School of Music offers fifteen unique programs of study, including majors in jazz studies and performance, and a robust musical studies department with majors in composition, music education, performing arts management, and sound recording technology. Learn more at