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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7091591 (Ref:BSU28949)

Posted: January 11, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Ball State University seeks an individual with a commitment to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and entrepreneurial learning practices as a musical theatre voice teacher within a Nationally recognized BFA program in musical theatre. The successful candidate will be an accomplished pedagogue who will take on a leadership role in the crafting of curriculum, recruitment of students, and building connections within the discipline that will further enhance the opportunities presented to our students during and after their matriculation. Applicants should also be committed to inclusive pedagogies in their teaching, scholarship, and artistry.  

The Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is growing and changing. We offer eight diverse curricular options that develop and nurture each student’s creativity, curiosity, and collaborative skills. We inspire our students to be thinkers, responsible citizens, and motivated artists who will make a difference in creating the next generation’s voice. We are seeking collegial, collaborative faculty with excellent communication and organizational skills to join us.

The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with over 400 theatre majors, 65 dance majors and 45 full-time faculty/staff.  This includes 80 majors within our nationally recognized BFA musical theatre program. The musical theatre area features showcase opportunities in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, along with senior level cabaret performances for all graduating seniors at The Cabaret in Indianapolis and at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre in New York City. The Department plays an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and with the American College Dance Association (ACDA).  Ball State is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Our undergraduate only program, low student-to-faculty ratio, hands-on advising and mentoring from a faculty of working professionals, and distinguished guest artists allow for the personal development of each student as both an individual and an artist.

As a faculty member at Ball State University, you will have access to robust programming and institutional resources that help faculty develop as teachers, creative artists, and scholars, including new faculty academies and communities of practice, development opportunities through the Division of Online and Strategic Learning, and the University’s Aspire internal granting program.

Job Function:

Ball State University seeks an individual with a commitment to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and entrepreneurial learning practices as a musical theatre voice teacher within a Nationally recognized BFA program in musical theatre. The successful candidate will be an accomplished pedagogue who will take on a leadership role in the crafting of curriculum, recruitment of students, and building connections within the discipline that will further enhance the opportunities presented to our students during and after their matriculation. Applicants should also be committed to inclusive pedagogies in their teaching, scholarship, and artistry.  

Minimum Experience:

Master’s degree in voice, musical theatre, or related discipline or equivalent professional experience completed by date of employment.
 
Experience teaching voice lessons to students within the musical theatre discipline at the collegiate level.
 
One year of teaching experience at the university/college level.

Preferred Experience:

Master’s degree in theatre or related discipline completed by date of employment. 

Three years of teaching experience at the university/college level. 

Experience or related expertise that would allow the candidate to teach one or more of the following additional musical theatre courses: sight singing, basic musicianship, introductory acting and singing actor courses, ensemble singing. 

Ability to serve as a pianist for class and/or a musical director within production work when needed. 

Substantial experience as an artist, performer, musical director, or director on Broadway or in major Regional Theatre venues.  

Connections and recognitions within the professional musical theatre industry.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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Job posting number:#7091591 (Ref:BSU28949)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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