Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts
Department of Theatre Arts Search
The Department of Theatre Arts at Howard University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the nationally renowned Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theatre program. This is a full-time, one-year appointment for AY 2021-22. The position will work with the faculty of the Musical Theatre Program, and faculty in the other four concentrations, to continue to build on the Program's many strengths in voice, dance, and acting for the musical theatre artist.
As a historically Black private university committed to developing distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates we seek an artist/educator with training and experience that will support our diverse student body and increase the incorporation of inclusive and forward-moving pedagogies in our classrooms. The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in teaching and guiding students who come from a diverse personal, educational, artistic, and socio-economic background.
Duties primarily include teaching private voice, acting and musical theatre history to BFA musical theatre majors.
In addition to teaching the technique surrounding the voice for musical theatre, there is an expectation that the studio time includes ear training, musicianship, and song interpretation. Classical repertoire and technique are also a part of the studio training. The position also requires the candidate to teach courses based in musical theatre acting techniques, auditioning, and the history of musical theatre. Participation in student recruitment and other faculty activities is expected.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for remaining current in the field with regard to evolving styles, techniques, and pedagogy in voice and acting.
MFA in Musical Theatre or related discipline completed by date of employment.
Teaching experience at the university/college level.
Ability to serve as a pianist for class and production work when needed.
Experience as an artist, performer, musical director, or director on Broadway or in major Regional Theatre venues.
To apply, please submit the following.
- Letter of application addressing the listed requirements.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Three letters of Recommendation emailed to Dr. Abiola (see email address below)
- Links to online video or audio recordings representative of the applicant’s career.
Send your letter of application, CV, and links to:
Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola
CC: Brittany Chanell Johnson
SUBJECT: Lecturer of Musical Theatre - [NAME]