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Assistant/Associate Professor in Voice - University of Florida, School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Gainesville, FL
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Voice
Deadline: November 26, 2021
Posted: November 15, 2021

Job Description / Duties

• Recruit and teach undergraduate and graduate students in applied studio voice.
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in related voice subjects.
• Maintain an active national and international profile in performance, research, and/or other creative activities.
• Engage deeply in our learning community, finding innovative ways to connect the arts to critical discourses in other disciplines
• Participate in shared governance through service to the School, College and University
• For the Assistant/Associate position only: Serve as Area Coordinator for Voice; facilitate all collaborative activities in the voice area
• Possible contribution to the development and teaching of UF Quest 1 courses, which form a part of the general education requirement in the Humanities. (
• Other courses and service as needed and assigned by the unit director

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
• Terminal degree in voice OR a commensurate record of professional and academic achievement
• Distinguished record of achievement in the field at a national or international level
• Demonstrated capacity for effective engagement in recruitment

• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Experience contributing to common Voice Area courses, including Diction, Literature, and Pedagogy
• Evidence of a commitment to innovative and cross-disciplinary curricula
• Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in voice or equivalent experience
• Three to five years collegiate teaching experience beyond the graduate assistantship
• Demonstrated record of teaching and/or programming stylistically diverse repertoire
• Demonstrated experience in collegiate leadership or administration
• Ability to assist with opera productions
• Demonstrated aptitude for working toward structural and strategic change, particularly in relationship to diversity, equity and inclusion
• Record of successful teaching of sight-reading and musicianship for voice students
• Capacity for developing and contributing to innovative curricular programs, such as UF Quest (

Additional Information

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at Online applications must include the following:
(1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) links to performance and teaching samples (Samples should be submitted online and be no longer than 15 minutes in length. Please note: No CDs will
be accepted.) Candidates may also submit evidence of their research as appropriate. (4) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Music plays an important role in the academic and cultural life of the University, the College’s Creative Campus initiative and the community. The School has 40 full-time and nine adjunct faculty, serving some 200
graduate and 200 undergraduate music majors. Degree programs include B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A., and the Ph.D. in music education, composition, ethnomusicology, and historical musicology. Program emphases include performance, music education, theory, composition, music history and literature, ethnomusicology, conducting, and sacred music. The School of Music is also home to the UF Bands program, which includes “The Pride of the Sunshine” Gator Marching Band. School of Music facilities include the School of Music Building and Steinbrenner Band Hall, among others. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit
THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while

developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute and the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top six best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive and highly competitive leave and benefits package.

Contact Information

Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Marshall Haning at

Employer Profile

Date of Expected Hire: August 16th, 2022

The School of Music at The University of Florida invites applicants for two positions in Applied Voice: one tenure-track Assistant Professor and one tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor. We seek accomplished singers with national and/or international visibility who will contribute to the continued success and growth of our BM, BA, MM, and DMA programs in voice. Successful candidates will add their dynamic personalities and enthusiasm for teaching to our School’s existing community of outstanding scholars and musicians. One of these positions will be filled by a tenor, baritone, or bass and the other by a soprano or mezzo-soprano. A successful candidate at the Associate level will demonstrate administrative and leadership ability to serve as Voice Area Coordinator and facilitate the work of our nationally and internationally recognized voice faculty.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.