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Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. Please apply at Required documents to be uploaded are: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School's commitments. Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account.


Job Summary

Duties: Teach Voice I, II, III and Stage Dialects to BFA Performance majors. Voice Coach for Theatre & Drama Main Stage productions, and teach a beginning-level acting class for non-majors. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence; create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit students of exceptional promise; and develop and maintain a national and international profile The appointee will also be expected to participate in faculty governance, attend faculty meetings, and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate.

Rank:  Assistant or Associate Professor/Tenure-track appointment

Salary range is 68,000 - 85,000; salary commensurate with experience.

Who We Are

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE.  As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression as a means of enacting justice and achieving and sustaining excellence. The Department of Theatre & Drama commits to inquiry and self-assessment, ongoing dialogue, and above all, to actions that will lead to equitable theatre processes.

Required Qualifications*

Specialized training and/or certification in Voice, Speech, Dialects, Text Analysis (prose and verse), and Acting; documented history of collaboration with co-workers and/or faculty members; knowledge of the classical and current theatrical canon; ability to teach theatrical skills that prepare students for the professional stage and that closely aligns to the overall mission of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the department of Theatre & Drama, as stated above; demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities; MFA in Theatre or equivalent training/specialization in Voice, Acting, Text, Speech, Dialects.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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