Assistant Professor of Teaching in Music Direction and Musical Theatre Writing

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

Job Details



The University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama invites applications for a prominent music director and leader in the field of musical theatre to serve as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the area of Music Theatre. Join a dynamic music theatre team, training graduate music direction students in the three-year professional MFA program and undergraduate music theatre students in a renowned BFA and BA program.

The selected candidate will lead the recently established MFA in Music Direction and Musical Theatre Writing program. They will teach Conducting, Music Direction, and Musical Theatre Composition at the Graduate level as well as Music Theatre History and Music Theory to both undergraduate and graduate students. They will serve as music director and conductor for department productions as needed. In addition, the position entails recruitment and mentoring of graduate students and collaborating with other departmental specialties.

Candidates for this position must be skilled in music theatre writing and arranging, have outstanding professional credits in music theatre, and a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment. Expertise in mainstage and current pit computer programs is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with distinguished graduate training at a major research university.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, located at The online application must include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Contributions to Diversity (this is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and must also be included in the application materials). In addition, at least three letters of reference are required and must be uploaded directly to the RECRUIT system by the referees. Professional resumes should be submitted via the online RECRUIT system as well. To ensure full consideration, the application must be completed by December 13, 2019.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


July 1, 2020 –