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Tenure track position in voice - Lawrence University Conservatory of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Appleton, WI
Position: Tenure track position in voice
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Posted: August 8, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Studio teaching of voice, vocal pedagogy, and related activities including recital preparation, recruiting, performing, and possible classroom teaching including teaching in Lawrence’s flagship Freshman Studies program depending on background, interest, and experience. Additional responsibilities include all service related activities associated with a tenure-track position, including student advising, committee assignments, and other forms of institutional service.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Soprano or Baritone. Professional performance experience preferred. Ability to bring students to the highest levels of artistic and musical mastery in a nurturing, student-centered environment. Pedagogy centered in Western classical technique. Additional ability to address musical theater and contemporary commercial styles preferred. We are looking for a highly creative, collaborative colleague who is passionate about preparing our students with an exceptional traditional foundation while leading them to success in the current career field. Background in social engagement is also desirable. Appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience. Although this is a Conservatory position, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education is expected.

Additional Information

Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of representative recital and concert programs, recordings of recent live performances, academic transcripts, letters from three references, and any additional material that demonstrates your qualifications for the position. We would like all documents submitted digitally as either Word documents or PDF files, and all video submitted as links to external sites.

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

Salary: Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

Applications should be submitted though Lawrence’s online application system:

For questions about the application system, or for letters of recommendation, please send to

Any additional questions can be directed to the search committee chair or Dean of the Conservatory:

Steve Sieck, Assistant Professor and Co-director of Choral Studies

Brian Pertl, Dean, Lawrence Conservatory of Music

Employer Profile

Serving approximately 350 music majors, the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, founded in 1874, is a distinguished undergraduate program offering preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college. The Conservatory has an enviable reputation for producing outstanding musician-scholars, and our robust double degree program attracts fine musicians who have strong interests in a multitude of academic areas. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. We are seeking applicants who will thrive in this stimulating musical and academic environment.