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Director/Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre - Northwestern State University of Louisiana

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Natchitoches, LA
Position: Director/Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Deadline: May 26, 2023
Posted: April 25, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Northwestern State University (NSU) seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Director of Musical Theatre beginning August 7, 2023. NSU, a NAST accredited Theatre program, offers a BFA in Dance, Production & Design and Musical Theatre, and a BS in Theatre with a Concentration in Performance/Directing. The successful candidate will be responsible for Musical Direction of assigned departmental productions, teach Musical Theatre Performance 1 & 2, teach vocal technique to students privately and in a group class setting. Other assignments could include areas of expertise that support the department's curriculum including but not limited to; Acting classes from beginning to advanced and Theory & Sight Singing for Non-majors. Other job duties include serving on departmental, School of Creative and Performing Arts, and University committees; actively engaging in creative and/or scholarly research; active recruitment and advising responsibilities along with curriculum planning are included. A strong respect for and an ability to work well with colleagues is essential. We encourage applications from qualified candidates with a range of interests and experience in theatre.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A terminal degree is required; Ph.D./MFA; Basic piano skills are required. A strong knowledge of the musical theatre canon is required.

Additional Information

APPLICATION AND PROCEDURE: Priority given to materials received by May 26, 2023. However, the position will remain open until filled.
• Letter of application
• CV
• Transcripts
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• A list of five references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email address
• Record of teaching experience, and other appropriate credentials

Applicants applying by email should submit materials electronically to Only complete packages will be considered. If invited for an interview, official transcripts for all degrees will be required.

NSU's Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) is dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable experience for all students, faculty, and staff. CAPA will not tolerate racism or discrimination and is committed to creating a fair, empathetic, and just environment.

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):
• Employees/Potential Employees - Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359)
• Students – Reatha Cox, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)
For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Taylor Camidge, at 318-357-4460.
*Inquiries regarding employment applications should call Business Affairs (318-357-5446).

Salary: Rank is at the Assistant Professor level and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. $46,000 - $51,000

Contact Information

Mr. Scott Burrell,
Director, School of Creative & Performing Arts,
Northwestern State University
150 Central Ave
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Employer Profile

Northwestern Theatre and Dance is one of the four programs within the Northwestern State University, Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts. The Theatre & Dance program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the University of Louisiana System. The program offers a BFA in Dance, Production and Design, Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Science in Theatre with a concentration in Performance and Directing. A Theatre Minor and Dance Minor are also available.