Assistant Instructor-Music Director

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Assistant Instructor-Music Director


Department: School of Theatre & Dance / 0-2403-000


College/Division: College of The Arts - USF


Salary Plan: Faculty


Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Competitive and commensurate with experience


The Schools of Music and Theatre & Dance at the University of South Florida are searching for a creative and collaborative music director. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, continuing position. This appointment has career advancement and promotion opportunities similar to traditional tenure track positions.


The successful candidate will be the Assistant Director of Vocal Ensembles and the resident Music Director for the Musical Theatre area. The musical director will offer a variety of vocal ensemble performance experiences for undergraduate and graduate students that include both traditional school choral ensembles and groups that primarily perform music representative of urban/multi-ethnic communities, they will music direct one theatre production each Fall and Spring semesters, and they will offer courses related to musical theatre that support theatre and dance majors. 


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):


Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal or Masters Degree, or equivalent professional experience in related arts fields required. Prior experience music directing/conducting both musical theatre productions on the main stage season, and competitive concert and style-based vocal ensembles is expected. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate advanced keyboard skills (including the ability to sight-read and accompany musical theatre classes).


Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the music and theatre industries including contemporary commercial trends in vocalizing (including singing, rapping, etc.), and be able to teach basic music theory to theatre students.


Application Instructions:
Apply online at To receive full consideration submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing items from both minimum and preferred qualifications, a statement articulating your teaching philosophy and approach to fostering an inclusive learning environment, and names and contact information for three individuals familiar with your professional experience as it relates to this position. Other materials may be requested (including videos) at a later date.

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Information for Applicants 
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.


Job Opening Number: 32860


Posting Date:  12/06/2022


Equal Employment Opportunity 
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.


The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.


Work Location 
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About USF 
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News & World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


Working at USF 
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.


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