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Assistant Professor - Voice - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Milwaukee, WI
Position: Assistant Professor - Voice
Deadline: January 16, 2023
Posted: January 3, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Assistant Professor - Voice

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02330654

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The UWM Peck School of the Arts is one of the largest and most comprehensive arts schools in the region. It has over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offers degree programs in Art & Design, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre. The UWM campus is located on the east side of Milwaukee less than a mile from Lake Michigan. The university community enjoys both the cultural and employment advantages of a large city and the pleasant surroundings of a residential neighborhood.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a state-supported top-tiered (R1) research university with 30,000 students. It offers 94 undergraduate majors, 53 master’s degree programs, and 32 doctoral programs. Its commitment to excellence, powerful ideas, community and global engagement, and collaborative partnerships is achieved, in part, through its guiding values:

• Innovation, leadership, and collaboration that fosters learning through education, scholarship and research, and public service.
• Opportunities for open inquiry to support the positive transformation of individuals (students, faculty, and staff), institutions, and communities.
• A caring, compassionate, and collegial community characterized by mutual respect and safety.
• Diversity in all of its definitions, including who we are, how we think, and what we do.
• Ethical behavior, based on integrity, accountability, and responsibility
• Transparent and inclusive decision making.
• Stewardship of resources that promote sustainability, prosperity, and equity for all in the local and global communities.
• Pride in our institution, our unique qualities, and our vital role.

Job Summary

The Department of Music seeks an experienced voice teacher and performer, appointed at the level of assistant or associate professor commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be a trained classical performer and pedagogue who also has experience teaching in non-classical styles (music theater, CCM, jazz, etc.) and embraces the aesthetic and educational value of both classical and non-classical singing. The successful candidate will provide leadership in all aspects of the voice area; teach lessons and studio classes to voice students in the MM, BFA, and BA programs; teach courses related to vocal performance and pedagogy; oversee vocal festivals for pre-college students; connect with area secondary choral programs and voice instructors to recruit students for UWM and provide support for regional vocal education; maintain an active schedule of research and/or creative activity; and participate in a full range of faculty governance and service activities within the University and Department of Music.

Specific tasks and duties:
1. Teach voice lessons and studio classes to students in the MM, BFA, and BA programs
2. Serve as voice area head - leading voice area faculty meetings, coordinating voice area activities, auditions, and TAs, and overseeing voice and opera faculty and load assignments
3. Teach the following courses as needed:
-Vocal pedagogy
- Song literature
-Lyric diction
-Class voice
4. Connect with area secondary choral programs and voice instructors, actively recruit potential undergraduate and graduate voice majors, and coordinate voice area recruitment activities
5. Participate in Music Department faculty meetings, University and Music Department committees, and other areas of service to the department, school, and university
6. If interested and qualified, teach and direct opera workshop, though interest in teaching opera workshop is not required for this position

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by the Music Department Chair or Dean of the Peck School of the Arts. While there is a slight preference for a lower voice type (baritone, bass/baritone, or tenor), all voice types will be considered

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this position must have or provide evidence of the following:

• A doctoral degree in vocal performance and/or pedagogy OR equivalent professional experience and a master’s degree in music
• A minimum of five years of successful voice teaching with at least two years in a college or university setting
• Demonstrated success in recruiting voice students
• Evidence of training, performance, and/or teaching in both classical and non-classical vocal styles

Preferred Qualifications

Highly qualified applicants for this position will also provide evidence of the following:

• A doctoral degree in vocal performance and/or pedagogy
• At least seven years of successful voice teaching with four or more years in a collegiate setting and at least two years of full-time employment as a collegiate voice instructor
• Demonstration of a clear and engaging teaching style that encourages technically sound, healthy, stylistically informed, and expressive singing
• Evidence of expertise and significant teaching experience in both classical and non-classical vocal techniques and styles
• Demonstration of high-quality, professional-level vocal performance skills
• A documented record of successful recruitment of collegiate voice majors
• A distinguished record of professional performances and/or research, presentations, and publications as well as a history of recognized awards or honors in the field of vocal performance
• Active participation and leadership in relevant professional organizations

Application Instructions

A completed application will include the following:

• Cover letter addressing listed qualifications
• Current curriculum vitae
• The names and contact information of three professional references
• A 10-15 minute video recording of the candidate teaching a voice lesson or masterclass, submitted electronically (Other1)
• 10-15 minutes of audio or video recordings of solo vocal performance by the candidate, submitted electronically (Other 2)
• Teaching philosophy statement (Other 3)

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 1/17/2023. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 1/16/2023. Applications submitted after 1/16/2023 may not be reviewed.

Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Employment Authorization

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