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Assistant Professor Educator of Musical Theatre Dance

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an experienced teacher of musical theatre dance for its celebrated BFA Musical Theatre program to begin in August of 2023. The Assistant Professor Educator appointment will be at a salary commensurate with credentials within college guidelines.  Initial appointment is three years and the faculty member is then eligible for reappointment. The Department of Musical Theatre is comprised of approximately seventy (70) students, with seven full-time faculty and ten adjunct faculty.  Collaborating with the Department of Theatre Design and Production, the Department of Ensembles and Conducting, and others, the Department of Musical Theatre annually presents at least three musicals, and various other offerings inclusive of new works staged readings, lab shows, cabarets, and concerts.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching undergraduate courses such as Tap levels 1-4, Jazz and Musical Theatre dance to highly motivated students in a program widely known for its excellence and rigor.
  • Choreograph productions in the studio or main-stage seasons and mentor and advise students.
  • May also be invited to direct in the Musical Theatre seasons.
  • Maintain a vibrant professional, creative and/or scholarly research agenda, and provide ongoing service to the university and profession primarily through committee work. 
  • Requires active departmental, divisional and college participation, including student recruitment, adjudicating performance exams, and season planning.  
  • Must actively pursue professional development within their field to maintain their fluency with current industry practice and pedagogical advancements while contributing to the forward-thinking interpretation of the musical theatre canon.
  • Will be expected to join the rest of the faculty in the development of curriculum for our increasingly diverse student body including Black, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, and/or Indigenous Native American, LGBTQIA+ theatre/performance, with application of culturally responsive pedagogy.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of appointment, must have a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre, Dance or a related field, and a total of four years of experience. Such experience must encompass four years of professional experience as a dance teacher as well as two academic years of university level teaching experience in musical theatre or dance which can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the professional experience.

Application Details

Application review will begin on January 3, 2023, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement about how the candidate’s views on equity, diversity, and inclusion align with their academic and professional experience, and a list of three professional references with contact information.  Finalists for the position will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and instructional capability by teaching CCM undergraduate musical theatre students in their areas of expertise. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $60,000 - $63,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91419

Assistant Professor Educator of Musical Theatre Dance

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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