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Employment Opportunities with Theatre & Dance:


The Department of Theatre & Dance at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applications for a tenure-eligible position in Musical Theatre, at the Assistant Professor rank, starting August 2015.  


Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.


We are a vibrant, growing undergraduate department offering BA’s in Dance and Theatre and a BFA in Performing Arts with concentrations in Music Theatre, Acting/Directing, and Theatre Design and Technology, and a minor in Musical Theatre.


The successful candidate will be able to teach and accompany private voice lessons for music theatre and have a broad knowledge of musical theatre styles and repertoire. They will also support our theatre program by serving as music director and/or director of department productions, as well as offering courses in musical theatre performance, musicianship, audition prep or other topics per candidate’s experience and expertise.  There is also an expectation of scholarly and/or creative work, committee service, advising, recruiting, and other administrative responsibilities.


A minimum of a Master’s degree in an appropriate field plus substantial professional experience is required. 

Application Materials

Cover letter summarizing your experience and qualifications as they relate to the needs of the department, resume/vitae, three letters of recommendation, including contact information.  Official transcripts will be required prior to campus visit.

Mail to: Andrew Duff, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086, Bowling Green KY 42101-1086 or email to

Application review begins January 15, 2015 and continues until position is filled.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


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