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Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor -Music Director for Musical Theatre Performance

Position overview

Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Salary range: Based on 100% annual salary of $74,600. Approximately $12,433 per course. (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.
Anticipated start: September 23, 2024

Application Window

Open date: June 28, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 31, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Position(s): Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor-Music Director for Musical Theatre Performance

Starting Date: Fall quarter 2024, September 23, 2024

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $74,600. Approximately $12,433 per course (pending final budget approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding, and performance.

*** All appointments are contingent upon the appointee being able to provide, in accord with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States ***

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
-MFA. or equivalent experience in relevant field.

Preferred qualifications:
-Music Directing experience in the professional realm or at the university level is desired.
-Teaching experience at the university level is desired.

Duties: The Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production seeks one highly qualified individual to serve as the VAP Music Director of our Fall 2024 production of Peter and the Starcatcher and teach one course in Theatre Practicum in the Fall 2024 quarter. Duties will also consist of advising/mentoring undergraduate students, as well as service to the department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production. Specifically, the department would like this candidate to produce a Fall quarter musical theater showcase/cabaret featuring students enrolled in TFDP 180F and any students from the department who are interested in participating.

The successful candidate will teach:
• Fall 2024: TFDP 173 – Performance in Production
o Serve as the Music Director to our mainstage production of Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, with Music by Wayne Barker. Production calendar is available upon request. Music directors are required to attend all meetings and provide live keyboard accompaniment at all rehearsals and performances.

• Fall 2024: TFDP 180F – Theatre Practicum.
o Serve as the Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor teaching theatrical production theories and practices in Musical Comedy. Lessons may include song interpretation, genre conventions, and audition practices. The Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor should also provide vocal coaching. This course should introduce a variety of musical numbers: Ensemble work, duets and solos from various musicals. The ideal candidate should be conversant with the musical canon and beyond, supporting our students performing material that reflects their diverse identities but also classic roles.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will be required to submit a Cover Letter, CV, Copy of highest degree transcript (unofficial), a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, 1-2 Sample Syllabi of Previously Taught Courses in Musical Theater Performance and 3-5 letters of reference:
Confidential Letters solicited via AP Recruit System Only – Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within APRecruit at time of application. Only completed applications that include the letters of reference may be reviewed by the committee.

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01945

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System ).

• To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by July 28, 2024

Department Contact person: Christopher Scott Murillo, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Search Committee Chair: cmurillo@ucr.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

-MFA. or equivalent experience in relevant field.

Preferred qualifications

-Music Directing experience in the professional realm or at the university level is desired.
-Teaching experience at the university level is desired.

UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Transcripts (unofficial) - Transcripts (unofficial)

  • Sample syllabi - 1-2 sample syllabi taught in Musical Theater Performance

  • Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous document
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Confidential Letters solicited via AP Recruit System Only – Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within APRecruit at time of application. Only completed applications that include the letters of reference may be reviewed by the committee.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01945

Help contact: elizarce@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, State, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA