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University of Utah Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Department 00079 - Theatre Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019


Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre—University of Utah,BFAMusical Theatre Program.

The Department of Theatre at the University of Utah is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This colleague will teach upper-division Studio acting classes that coach students in the craft of interpreting text in the context of songs and scenes in theBFAMusical Theatre program. The ideal candidate will have extensive performing and directing experience in the professional non-profit or commercial arena. Inasmuch as we seek to establish a “New Works” initiative, any additional experience with the development of new work will be a plus.

The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. In 2017, U.S. News and World report ranked Salt Lake City as the 10th best place to live in the nation.


Terminal degree (MFA/PhD) or equivalent professional experience. Previous tenure-track university-level teaching experience or the equivalent in a conservatory program will be a plus.

Ongoing creative/scholarly research and service to the Department, College, University, and profession are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TheBFAMusical Theatre Program is a nationally recognized conservatory-based program within a vibrant Research 1 University. Pioneer Theatre Company, a nationally respected regional theater (LORTB contracts), is located on the campus of the University and frequently offers artistic opportunities for students and faculty.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three qualified individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation.

College, University, and Environment

The University of Utah is located in the Wasatch Mountain range foothills overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin’s west desert. Salt Lake City was recently ranked in the top ten in economic growth among large metropolitan areas. It has received international recognition for its light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. It is a lively, bustling town of theaters, dance, music, art, museums, gardens. In addition to an active arts culture, the area also offers unparalleled recreational opportunities, with ten world-class ski resorts and several national parks within easy access from the city. Additionally,SLCis currently ranked 7th in the nation for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community. More information about the Salt Lake City area can be found at

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EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Closing date: for priority consideration, applications need to be received by Sept. 30, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Open Date 08/20/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00302CF

Type Faculty

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