This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Ann Arbor, MI
Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Voice
Deadline: October 1, 2023
Posted: August 1, 2023
Job Description / Duties
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE. As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression as a means of enacting justice and achieving and sustaining excellence.
Duties: Successful applicants will teach studio voice to students at various levels, from first-year to doctoral-level students in Voice Performance. Additionally, they will teach undergraduate students in Multidisciplinary Studies and Choral Music Education. It is expected that the candidate will maintain a high professional profile and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence. The candidate will be expected to actively recruit and retain students who display exceptional promise and develop and maintain a visible national and international profile as a pedagogue. Depending on individual skills, research interests, and experience, the appointee will have the opportunity to develop and teach additional courses or seminars in related areas. The appointee will actively participate in faculty governance, attend faculty and departmental meetings, and contribute to committees at both the departmental and university levels.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Qualifications: Preference will be given to Mezzo-soprano or Baritone/Bass-baritone/Bass singers. We encourage applications from candidates who bring innovative approaches to the evolving artistic landscape and possess up-to-date knowledge of the professional field of vocal arts of today. A comprehensive understanding of opera, oratorio, art song, and concert literature, a commitment to nurturing today’s multifaceted vocal artists, and the desire to contribute to a vibrant vocal arts program are essential. Applicants must demonstrate expertise and experience in teaching, which can be evidenced through presenting master classes, maintaining private studios, and/or serving as faculty members at higher education institutions. The ideal candidate will also have a proven ability to empower, advocate for, and value a diverse range of students with different identities and experiences. This commitment should be made evident through their pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to a departmental vision and strategy that closely aligns with the overall mission of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the U-M Department of Voice.
Rank/Track: Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track Appointment
To Apply: Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/128866. Required documents to be uploaded are: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School's commitments. Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account.
Additional materials may be requested, including, but not limited to, a recorded video of the candidate teaching voice lessons to two students, one male and one female, following receipt of materials.
Deadline: Review of materials will begin October 1, 2023. Materials need to be received by October 1, 2023.
To Apply: Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/128866