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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Theatre & Film (10000892)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Position Description

The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre beginning August 18, 2022. This full-time tenure-track position requires an appropriate degree at the Masters level or above at the time of hire along with a record in the professional industry. Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and staff in the theatre area in the offering of a BFA emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen at a Research I University; teaching undergraduate performance courses within our curriculum at both the lower and upper division including musical theatre performance and private voice; maintaining a vibrant record of professional creative activity; and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment and participation in shared governance. Additional responsibilities include directing within our mainstage season and mentoring students in the program both academically as well as with career preparation. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 18 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen and Design & Theatre Production, as well as a BFA in Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for twelve consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.

 

Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a letter of intent and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022. The position will remain open until an adequate pool has been established. More information about the department can be found at theatreandfilm.olemiss.edu.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

About the University of Mississippi

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

 

We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

 

More information about the University’s Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan may be found at https://chancellor.olemiss.edu/pathways-to-equity/.

 

The Equity-in-Action Plan for the College of Liberal Arts may be found at https://dce.olemiss.edu/equity-in-action-plans/college-of-liberal-arts/.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi