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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Voice and Opera - Augustana College (IL)

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Rock Island, IL
Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Voice and Opera
Deadline: December 1, 2022
Posted: November 8, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track position in voice and opera beginning in August of the 2023-2024 academic year. Tenor, baritone, and bass candidates are preferred.

The successful candidate will teach 24 credits per 10-month academic year, including directing productions for our opera ensemble, applied voice lessons, and other courses in music and/or the college’s first-year liberal studies program depending on background and interests (standard courses are 4 credits).

Qualifications / Required Skills

Successful candidates will hold a doctoral degree (ABD considered) in voice or a related field, and be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness, performance excellence, and a commitment to fostering equity and inclusion. Candidates will be evaluated on their abilities to (a) successfully lead OperX Ensemble, including creatively imagining opportunities for recruitment and program growth, and to provide outstanding musical direction for productions in the musical theatre area, (b) exhibit excellence in teaching applied voice in a variety of styles and genres, and a willingness to develop a broad pedagogy of voice in line with the mission of the vocal area, (c) show exceptionally high musicianship as a solo performer in the areas of opera and musical theatre, (d) have the skills necessary to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, including the ability to recognize the gifts and needs of all students and a desire to build relationships across diverse campus and community groups as informed by the mission of the college, (e) demonstrate a collaborative spirit with colleagues and students and strengths in interpersonal communication and problem-solving, and (f) have a proven track record of professional performing experience beyond academic institutions, with clear potential for future success in performance. Tenor, baritone, and bass candidates are preferred.

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Employer Profile

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts and sciences college of 2,400 students, including 18 percent first generation college students, 22 percent Pell Grant students, 23 percent students of color, and 13 percent international students. Our beautifully wooded and largely residential campus is located in Rock Island, IL, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago.

Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college's mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body.

Deeply invested in the mission of Augustana College, the Department of Music offers excellent undergraduate performance and study opportunities to all Augustana students in a caring, collaborative environment that encourages our students to develop life-long, close connections with professors and peers. Our highly collegial music faculty is comprised of accomplished performers, composers, and scholars who together offer a broad and robust academic program, proudly serving both majors in music and in other fields. Nearly 25% of Augustana students participate in our large ensembles. Renovations on the Music Department’s main building, Bergendoff Hall, began in 2021 and are scheduled to be completed in 2023. Augustana College has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1938.