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Assistant Professor of Theatre - Musical Theatre

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Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE – Musical Theatre:  The Theatre Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre. Applicants should possess a strong background in music theatre, music directing & accompaniment, and a knowledge of the music theatre canon as well as a passion for developing new work. This position will serve as Musical Director for the Theatre Department’s musical performances. Musical Director duties include serving as a Vocal Coach-Accompanist in Musical Theatre courses and rehearsals and may include serving as Conductor for productions. The person appointed to this position will also teach in the following curricular areas: History of Musical Theatre, Musical Theater Repertoire and Performance Practice, and other department-related General Education courses.

This position will play a lead role in developing a newly proposed BA in Musical Theatre degree program. Opportunities to create new courses may exist based on candidate’s experience and department need. Other responsibilities will include; participation on university committees, curriculum development, student advising; student recruitment; and active participation in production and faculty meetings. Opportunities to Direct within the Department’s season may exist based on candidate’s interest, experience, and department need.

The department seeks a dynamic and innovative teacher who is committed to service and who will engage in active performance or creative/research projects at the local, regional, and/or national levels. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, creative activity and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding.

Candidates who can bring underrepresented voices and experiences to a diverse student body are highly encouraged to apply.


  • A terminal degree (MFA, MM, PhD, etc) in Musical Theatre, or closely related field.

  • Combined equivalent of three years full-time teaching at the college or university level.



  • Demonstrated experience in accompanying/teaching/coaching with strong sight-reading skills.

  • A comprehensive knowledge of repertoire and styles of music theatre. (including pop, rock, country, and rap/spoken word)

  • Demonstrated skill in conducting instrumentalists and vocalists.

  • Demonstrated professional experience as a Music Director for musical theatre.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and representation in both classroom and production environments.


Experience in the following areas may also be considered;

  • Service in an undergraduate Liberal Arts program.

  • Direction or Performance in musical theater productions.

  • Knowledge of classical vocal repertoire

  • Curricular development and/or programmatic growth.


A complete application must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; diversity statement; professional curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. 

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Eric Broadwater, Chair
Theatre Department
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA

Screening of completed application files will begin on Nov 1st, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins Fall semester 2022

An application must also include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


Housed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) the Stan State Theatre Department is a small, collegial department of teacher-practitioners committed to diverse classroom and hands-on training for our majors, minors, and concentrations. The Department offers a general BA in Theatre with tracks in either Performance or Design and Technology. To learn more about our program, visit our Web site at:


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance



The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: 

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.



In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at:

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The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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