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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Theater Voice (Teaching or Tenure Track)
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Number: 134467
The School of Drama within the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University invites applicants for a full-time, Teaching or Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Theater Voice position to join our Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting/Music Theater program.
This position requires being physically based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and begins in August 2024. The base salary is $70k with negotiation based on experience and includes a full benefits package.
The appointee will teach individual voice lessons to students in the Music Theater Program, emphasizing sustainable vocal techniques suitable to established and developing styles within the musical theater canon and new work. This appointee will also participate in a collaborative weekly department-wide studio class. Additional course offerings based on the appointee's experience and expertise will be determined.
In addition to teaching, it is expected that the appointee will engage in other duties such as:
Mentoring, coaching, and advising students and School of Drama productions
Administrative service including School, College, and/or University-level committees
Engaging in the life and events of the school
Maintaining and advancing professional practices
Candidates should have a terminal degree in musical theater, vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, and/ or equivalent professional experience, demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching excellence.
The ideal candidate will have three years of teaching experience in a higher education setting or equivalent experience leading workshops, master classes, or residencies with university-level students.
Active practice in the professional world is essential. We seek individuals who can apply their professional practice experience to their teaching. Additional expertise or experience in other areas such as acting a song, music direction, music theory, vocal styles, etc. is encouraged.
We are seeking a candidate who will not only invest in the current curriculum but also work toward broadening its scope. We seek a dynamic and student-centered teacher who can offer a variety of music theater courses to all levels of our student population.
We are deeply committed to an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists who inspire innovative ideas to influence and improve the world at large. The appointee's participation in advancing these goals and dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging will be welcomed upon joining our community.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.
To apply, please submit the following:
A Cover Letter
A detailed CV
A statement of your Teaching Philosophy and Experience, including the application of principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to the classroom and rehearsal space
A document listing Three References including current contact information. Note: references will only be contacted for finalists.
Application Review Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately. The application process will close on December 8, 2023. Early application is encouraged.
If you have questions about this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs Claudia Benack (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rick Edinger (Ledinger@andrew.cmu.edu). Any administrative questions should be sent to Joyce Dellovade at email@example.com.
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the US. Founded in 1914, we combine established practice with innovation and pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. Our graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school's conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically, and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.