This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: College/University
The Performing Arts Department at Rockford University invites applications for Instructor of Voice (part-time/adjunct) starting in August 2014. Studio will consist of music students, musical theater students, and non-majors. An appreciation for musical theater and experience teaching that repertoire is necessary, although teaching a classical foundation of voice is expected.
Teaching duties include maintaining an active undergraduate studio through weekly private lessons and regular studio classes, in addition to collaborating with the department with regard to juries, departmental auditions, and student recitals.
Additional teaching opportunities may include, but are not limited to, Women’s Ensemble, music history, music in film, art song literature, and opera workshop, depending on the departmental needs and candidate's qualifications and interests. An additional administrative opportunity may include Music Program Coordinator.
The successful candidate must have an educational philosophy compatible with that of a private institution in a liberal arts environment. The semester-to-semester contract is renewable. Salary will be per credit hour and commensurate with candidate's qualifications and experience.
1. Masters degree in voice performance or equivalent professional experience;
2. Successful college-level (including as TA) or equivalent teaching experience in voice performance;
3. Experience teaching musical theater styles and repertoire, with a solid classical foundation;
4. Extensive and varied artist-level performance experience, musical theater experience is welcomed.
How to Apply / Contact:
Please send via email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and performance experience, and the names of three references to Timm Adams, Associate Professor of Music, TAdams@rockford.edu.
Applications will be reviewed immediately.
Rockford University's search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their teaching, research and /or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer. Rockford University encourages applications from women and members of minorities (EEO/AA).
About Rockford University Performing Arts:
The Performing Arts Department at Rockford University offers exceptional conservatory-style training in a rich liberal arts setting. We offer BA degrees in Theatre Arts and General Music and BFA degrees in Acting/Directing, Musical Theatre Performance, Design and Technical Theatre, and Theatre Management. A distinguished faculty with many years of professional experience provides classroom teaching and one-on-one mentoring to our students in a practical and experiential learning environment. Students from all over the country call our department home and are given ample opportunities to perform beginning their first year.