12 May 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Professor of Musical Theater

Cornish College of the Arts (Job Poster) – Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job Description

Work Schedule
​• Full-time equivalent beginning Fall 2017

Job Responsibilities
Teaching core and elective Theater courses as assigned by the Department Chair.

Responsibilities include:

• Teaching and coaching musical theater music and vocal performance in scene study, solo, and audition techniques
• Teaching music theory and musical theater analysis, keyboard techniques, and sight singing for the actor/singer
• Collaborating with acting faculty to coach student performers in musical theater capstone projects
• Oversight of private singing lessons including hiring, assigning and scheduling teachers
• Mentoring students for professional internships
• Recruitment of prospective students in local and national audition
• May include musical directing for departmental productions
• Deliver instruction, develop curriculum and assess student learning
• Experience using a Learning Management System (LMS, Canvas) and/or participate in training and development

Contribute to college governance and service:

• Theater department meetings
• Student mentorship and advising
• Mentorship of adjunct faculty members in the Musical Theater curriculum
• Collaborate with Department Producer on assigning, scheduling and supervising all faculty of private singing instruction
• Assessment of student progress by year as a collaborating member of each year’s faculty
• College and department committees and service
• Theater department recruitment & retention


• Maintain professional career
• Understand instructional technology, and as needed, participate in training and development
• Engage in personal research, such as creative practice, scholarship, research or scholarship of teaching
• Foster a positive, caring, equitable learning environment where difference and pluralism are valued and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
• Other duties as negotiated with Department Chair

Minimum Qualifications
• BFA in Musical Theater or equivalent professional experience
• Demonstrated experience teaching in two or more of the following areas at a professional and/or undergraduate level:
– Musical theater singing techniques
– Music theory
– Ensemble singing and harmony
• Other areas of interest:
– Music direction
– Arranging
– Composition and songwriting
• Evidence of career success as a musical theater artist
• A thorough knowledge of musical theater history and repertoire including both traditional and contemporary works, especially those by creators from underrepresented communities in the U.S.
• Keyboard and sight-reading skills appropriate to the level of the coursework
• Demonstrated potential to develop national standing within the profession
• Effective collaborative, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated commitment to student-centered educational experience
• Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff

Preferred Qualifications
• MFA in Musical Theater
• Experience with collaborative curriculum development and collaborative teaching
• Administrative experience within the academic context
• Familiarity with the academic structure of higher education

Application Procedures

For consideration, please submit the following to careers@cornish.edu:

• Current CV/Resume (include link to professional website, if available)
• Cornish Employment Application
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1 page)
• Three Professional References
• Expression of Interest describing why the position within a BFA-granting arts college appeals to you and how you think your skills qualify you for this position. (No more than 2 pages)
• Diversity Statement. We would like to know more about your experience with diversity and inclusion, race and equity, and social justice. Please tell us about your experience teaching, engaging and working with diverse communities. (1 page)

Information about the Cornish Theater Department: www.cornish.edu/theater

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.



• Job Title: Assistant Professor of Musical Theater
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Cornish College of the Arts
• website: www.cornish.edu/jobs/
• Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant professor, music, recruitment, teaching, and theatre. Location: Washington.


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