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Assistant Professor of Music-Vocal (soprano/mezzo preferred) - California State University, Los Angeles

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Assistant Professor of Music-Vocal (soprano/mezzo preferred)
Deadline: November 8, 2021
Posted: October 7, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher and artist with training in classical vocal performance and pedagogy, although professional experience in areas beyond traditional classical repertoire is desirable. Primary responsibilities will include teaching applied voice to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, vocal pedagogy, song literature, and foreign language diction, with additional courses contingent upon candidate’s expertise, interests, and department needs. They will actively work to recruit students to the department and help grow the performance area. They will be expected to serve on performance juries and advise master’s thesis and undergraduate senior projects, as well as undergraduate and graduate recitals. The candidate will collaborate closely with the choral director and other faculty to support students performing in a variety of ensembles, venues, and types of performances; collaborate with other faculty as performing and/or composing musicians; and actively participate in the department’s vision to serve the community through workshops and outreach.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
1) An earned doctorate in vocal performance or closely-related area from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
3) Demonstrated record of experience performing opera/oratorio, art song, and choral singing.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Demonstrated record of professional experience in studio/session work and/or musical theater.
2) Evidence of ability to perform and interpret music that reflects diverse musical traditions or utilizes non-traditional techniques.

Additional Information

Please see the complete job posting on our website:

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact Information

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sara Graef:

Employer Profile

The University:
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The College:
The College of Arts and Letters is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to the success of our students. It is home to nationally acclaimed undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, visual and media arts, and the performing arts. Located in the entertainment capital of the world, our campus provides students and faculty alike with access to world-renowned venues and a rich variety of scholars, artists and performers from a host of fields and professions. Its nine departments and programs include Art, Communication Studies, English, Liberal Studies/Women’s Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Theater Arts, and Television, Film, and Media Studies. The College of Arts and Letters also houses five Centers and Institutes, including the American Communities Program, the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, the Chinese Studies Center, the Japanese Studies Center, as well as the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery which presents year-round cultural exhibits from professional, student and faculty artists from the campus and local communities.

The Department:
The Department of Music offers both liberal arts and professional degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Master of Music, and the Master of Arts degree in Music. Undergraduate students pursuing degrees in other fields may also declare music as a minor. Students may choose from an array of music courses to enrich their general education and cultural life experiences. The distinguished faculty includes internationally recognized scholars, performers, and industry professionals. Our location in Los Angeles provides faculty and students the opportunity to thrive in a diverse cultural, artistic, and academic environment.