The Department of Theatre at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time Professor of Practice position to begin in August 2018. Candidates should be able to teach voice in acting, directing, the history of musical theatre, and an area of specialization.
This position carries a 2-1 teaching load along with the following responsibilities: directing one musical every year, advising the student theatre group, and vocal coaching. The Professor of Practice will also work closely with College entities such as the College Choir, Arts Transcending Borders, and other relevant constituencies. Candidates with teaching/directing experience in African-American, Latinx or Asian-American Theatre or Musical Theatre are strongly encouraged to apply.
Professors of Practice are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published polices. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full employee benefits. The initial appointment will be for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal depending on the College’s curricular needs and successful performance review.
Candidates must have teaching experience, and an expertise and substantial experience in directing musical theatre. A M.M. in Voice/Vocal Training, and an M.F.A. in Directing/Musical Theatre is required. Prior experience and a commitment to diversity in course curricula, show selection, and student engagement is highly preferred.
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, samples of previous production work, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/48773 .
Review of applications will begin on March 19 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early April. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype, with on-campus interviews commencing on April 16. Questions about this search may be directed to Steve Vineberg, Chair, Theatre Department Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about faculty life at the College, candidates are encouraged to visit the Theatre Department’s home page, and http://holycross.edu/join before submitting their application materials.
About College of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.