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Tenure-Track in Theatre

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of candidates to teach in the Music, Theater and Dance Department. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2024. Appointment of rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate or MFA in a theatrical design-related field, or technical direction and must demonstrate teaching experience.  Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk, and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and curriculum development in areas of technical theatre and design, covering a range of topics that support not only curricular requirements for majors of Theatre Arts, but also the Foundational Core curriculum. A Full-Time Load will include teaching, technical direction of mainstage productions, and a maximum of two design projects per academic year. 

The Technical Director provides supervision in the theatre performance and production support facilities of the Music, Theatre and Dance department at Taylor University, including but not limited to, the Mitchell Theatre, the studio space, and scene shop. The TD supports backstage operations of the Taylor Theatre venues. TD support includes assisting facility and student users by providing expertise in operations as well as venue equipment. Responsibilities also include advising students, committee work, and working closely with colleagues to advance the mission of the college in the wider community. Create technical drawings, set construction, maintain performance and work areas along with all equipment and inventories.  


Taylor University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance offers the BA in Theatre and NASM-accredited degrees including BM in Performance, BM in Composition, BM in Music Education, BA in Music, BS in Music, and BFA in Musical Theatre. There are seven full-time faculty and approximately twenty-five part-time faculty who serve more than 300 students each semester in applied music, ensembles, theatrical productions, and academic course work. 


Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm and support by example the Taylor University Life Together Covenant and their belief in the Statement of Faith and other foundational documents.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.

The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.

Start Date

August 2024


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a completed application to Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Nancy Dayton, Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business, and Higher Education. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.