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Tenure-Track Voice Position - St. Olaf College

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Northfield, MN
Position: Tenure-Track Voice Position
Deadline: October 10, 2013
Posted: July 31, 2013

Job Description / Duties

Tenure-track appointment, beginning August 15, 2014, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The primary responsibility will be to teach voice performance studies to music majors in both professional and liberal arts degree programs, and non-music majors. In addition to performance studies instruction, responsibilities will include academic advising, collaborating with music faculty in performances, serving on college-wide and department committees, and participating in student recruitment efforts. Other responsibilities may include teaching vocal pedagogy, lyric diction, solo vocal literature, and voice class. Opportunities may arise to teach related courses within the department or in collaboration with faculty in other departments.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Doctorate preferred or commensurate professional experience. The successful candidate will be a pedagogue and artist of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, successful candidates will demonstrate, both in performance and in teaching, how excellent music making and a liberal arts education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through performance and other activities. In addition to a proven record of success in teaching voice and excellent performing ability, the candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and college. Keyboard skills sufficient to support instruction are desirable.

Additional Information

Applicants must submit application materials online at A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, 4) names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities as a teacher and a singer, 5) recordings of recent performances that represent a variety of musical styles. Recordings (e.g. URL link) must be emailed to the committee chair, Dr. Alison Feldt, at


Contact Information

The search committee will begin reading applications on October 10, 2013 and will accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in January 2014. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please send an email to

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