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Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Ohio Northern University
Job Location:
Ada, 45810
Position Title
Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre


Position Type
Full-Time Faculty

Job Summary

We seek a talented individual passionate about teaching, invested in student success, and eager to help guide a thriving BFA musical theatre program. If you desire to make a difference in the lives of undergraduate students, we invite you to apply for a one-year, visiting assistant professor position to begin August 20, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Performing Arts in the Getty College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio Northern University welcomes applicants for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre.

Questions concerning the position should be directed to Joan Robbins, Additional information about Ohio Northern University is available at

Principal Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach musical theatre performance courses, musical theatre history, guide the musical theatre showcase, and direct one mainstage musical in the spring. Responsibilities include mentoring musical theatre students, actively participating in faculty meetings, auditions, recruitment activities, and departmental service.

Required Skills

Candidates need a firm command of the fundamentals of both acting technique and coaching acting through song. Substantial knowledge of musical theatre history and repertory. Experience in the professional musical theatre industry and the ability to aid students in their transition to the profession. Excellent communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to solve problems creatively in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree is required. Candidates with an MFA or PhD are encouraged to apply; professional equivalency will be considered. Directing experience and teaching at the professional studio/theatre or university level are required.

EEO Statement

ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment. ONU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment.

College Description

The Getty College of Arts & Sciences is proud to focus exclusively on undergraduate education. We place a premium on faculty providing close mentoring through small classrooms and experiential learning. Our students share a passion for learning that goes beyond the classroom across 38 nationally acclaimed and accredited degree programs. A&S students are fueled by a commitment to making a difference in their local and global communities. The College of Arts & Sciences has an impressive record of professional accomplishments by our alumni. Ohio Northern University is ranked #1 in the state of Ohio by the Wall Street Journal for return on investment. Located in Ada, Ohio, the University's rural setting provides a rhythm of life that is peaceful and unhurried. The natural beauty of campus and friendliness of the village and campus communities offer an ideal setting for the pursuit of knowledge and genuine relationships.

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