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Lecturer in Music Theatre History

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Lecturer in Music Theatre History


The Department of Drama is establishing a search of qualified applicants for a position as part-time lecturer for Fall Quarter 2018 & Winter Quarter 2019 in the area of Music Theatre History.

The department seeks applicants who can teach the History of Musical Theatre from 1943 – 1970 and 1970 to present day. This course is an upper division lecture course and has an enrollment of 50-80 Graduate and Undergraduate students per quarter. It is a required course of all music theatre students. The curriculum uses multi-media. A BA in Music or Theatre is required. An MFA in Drama, English, History, Music or a related area is preferred. Previous experience teaching this music history curriculum is a plus.

Base salary commensurate with training and professional experience.
Candidates for this position must have outstanding professional credits in theatre and/or film as well as a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working within the university.

Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with a distinguished graduate professional musical theatre degree program at a major research university. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively with a diverse student population.

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, at (select "Apply Now"). Applications must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information of at least three references. To ensure full consideration, the application should be completed by September 7, 2018. For additional information, please contact Marcus Beeman, Department Administrator, at

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.

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Irvine, CA

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