Open Faculty Positions
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Department of Theatre Arts
Assistant/Associate Professor of Musical Theatre
Position ID: F00196P
The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position for its growing, pre-professional BFA Musical Theatre degree program. The candidate will direct and/or choreograph musicals and plays for the department. This candidate will teach courses which may include: musical theater performance (acting classes that coach students in the craft of interpreting text in the context of songs and scenes in the BFA Musical Theatre program), musical theatre history, musical theatre dance, directing, and other courses that fall within the candidate’s expertise within the Department of Theatre Arts. The ideal candidate will have significant performance, directing and choreography experience in professional non-profit and/or commercial theatre. An interest in the development of new works is desired. Professional creative work and/or research, as well as service, student recruitment, and committee work for the Department, to the College of Liberal Arts, and the University is expected. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to collaborate with Musical Theater Program faculty and staff in the development of a curriculum and programming that meets the needs of a continuously evolving art form. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to school, college and university committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader discipline’s communities.
A terminal degree of a completed MFA or PhD (upon hiring) and university-level teaching experience or the equivalent in a conservatory program is required.
Assistant Professor requirements: Performing and/or directing, and choreography experience in professional non-profit and/or commercial theatre is also required.
Associate Professor requirements: Extensive performing and/or directing, and choreography experience in professional, non-profit and/or commercial theatre, and demonstrated leadership in a Musical Theatre program is also required.
Active membership in Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) and/or full or associate membership, in Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) is preferred. An active interest in developing new works is desired.
All successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and service. Ongoing creative/scholarly research and service to the Department, College, University, and profession are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. Other qualifications for all applicants include: experience working collaboratively with colleagues and communities; evidence of current expertise in pedagogical trends in the fields of Directing, Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, and Dance for Musical Theatre; demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first generation college students. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, pending budget approval.
The Department of Theatre Arts offers BA and BFA degrees and a minor in Dance: https://theatre.uta.edu. The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research 1 “highest research activity” institution. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is rapidly becoming one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, (https://www.uta.edu/strategicplan/) UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.The campus and Metroplex area offer a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities including museums, concerts, theatre, professional sports, and other interests: https://visitdfw.com; https://utatickets.com.
How to Apply:
To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ (Position ID: F00196P) and submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of teaching philosophy 4) terminal transcript, and 5) names and contact information of three professional references. Position is open until filled. A review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco-free campus.