16 Jan 2024


Assistant/Associate Professor – Musical Theatre

Viterbo University

 La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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Viterbo University Conservatory for the Performing Arts invites applications for:  

Assistant/Associate Professor – Musical Theatre


Viterbo University’s Theatre and Music Theatre Department, a rigorous, nationally recognized BFA program with 100+ active majors, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, beginning August 2024. This position is part of our Conservatory for the Performing Arts: an initiative born of the belief that the world needs artists and storytellers now more than ever. Our goal is to cultivate artists grounded in the liberal arts with a strong sense of self, a commitment to the common good and the skills to succeed at a professional level in the demanding performing arts industry.

Coursework will include Musical Theatre Scene Study, Musical Theatre Performance (Lab) and the potential for History of Musical Theatre. Additional courses may include Audition/Business of Theatre, Showcase, Acting Scene Study, Introduction to Directing, Verse Drama, and/or Improv (depending on specialty areas of experience and interest). The successful candidate will also direct at least one musical or play in our production season each year.

MFA (or BA/BFA with significant professional equivalency), collegiate-level teaching experience and the ability to work collaboratively are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to stage direct large musicals, performance credits in major markets, and considerable experience in recruiting for a competitive BFA musical theatre training program.

Rank and Salary:
Appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor depending on qualifications, experience, and educational background. Nine-month academic year appointment beginning August 2024. Salary is competitive with other private, liberal arts institutions of similar size.


Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 1800 undergraduate and graduate students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has consistently been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs, three major rivers including the Mississippi, world-class education and health care systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.


To apply, please complete the online employment application form at www.viterbo.edu/human-resources/job-announcements and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, and contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins on Feb 12, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; applications received after March 1, 2024, may not receive full consideration.


Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.

Rick Walters; Executive Artistic Director, Conservatory for the Performing Arts; Viterbo University; 900 Viterbo Drive; La Crosse, WI 54601; rhwalters@viterbo.edu


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Assistant/Associate Professor – Musical Theatre
Viterbo University
 La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant professor, music, performing arts, teaching, and theatre. States: Wisconsin.
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