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Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice / Soprano. Tenure Track - University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music and Dance

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Kansas City, MO
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice / Soprano. Tenure Track
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Posted: September 11, 2015

Job Description / Duties

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach undergraduate and graduate applied voice; teach coursework in areas of interest and specialty as needed, including song literature, diction, and vocal pedagogy; recruit and retain high caliber voice students at both the undergraduate and graduate level; maintain a professional profile that reflects the career of a distinguished teacher/performer; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Vocal Studies area, including vocal studios, opera programs (including Young Artist Program), and choral ensembles; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community. The successful candidate will: have a documented record of innovative and successful teaching; maintain a record of scholarly and/or creative productivity that indicates ongoing growth with national and/or international visibility; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities.

Qualifications / Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated successful experience teaching voice in a university setting; significant professional experience at the national and/or international level as a performer; demonstrated ability to attract quality undergraduate and graduate voice students; doctoral degree in voice performance, or equivalent professional experience.

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY: Review of application materials will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and audio and/or video recordings of vocal performances; and at least three letters of recommendation. Apply online at

It is the fundamental policy of UMKC to provide equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status in all education, employment and contracted activities. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

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Salary: SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Employer Profile

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation and engagement with our communities. In rehearsals, in class and on stage, our students interact with an exceptionally gifted faculty and with leading visiting artists in ways that are supportive, yet rigorous.

Our faculty and students recognize that arts careers in the 21st century will blend new works with master pieces; unite performance, engagement and education; and above all will pulse with a sense of adventure and creativity.

A community of artists, educators and scholars, the Conservatory enrolls about 600 students in a comprehensive array of liberal arts and professional degree programs in Composition, Music Theory and Musicology; Dance; Instrumental Studies; Jazz Studies; Keyboard Studies; Music Education/Music Therapy; and Vocal Studies.