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Assistant Professor of Music - Voice - Lamar University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Beaumont, TX
Position: Assistant Professor of Music - Voice
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Posted: November 26, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Position Description: The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the Assistant Professor of Voice position beginning Fall 2020. Candidates who are collegial team-players with enthusiasm and a vision to work within a growing department are encouraged to apply. In this position, the successful candidate will help sustain and promote the voice program with an emphasis on recruitment and retention. They will also demonstrate the ability to work effectively with the department’s vocal ensembles and participate in departmental faculty performances, specifically in collaboration with colleagues. The faculty member in this position will be expected to maintain a strong regional, national, and international profile as a teacher and performer. All voice types are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate will include applied voice lessons, lyric diction, opera workshop, opera production, and other courses relative to the candidate’s area of expertise and departmental needs. Other faculty duties include student recruitment, creative/scholarly activity, and participation in departmental, college, and university service.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications/Experience: A completed (or ABD) doctoral degree in vocal performance is required. Superior level performing skills and demonstrated teaching ability are expected; stage directing experience is highly desirable. Strong departmental citizenship and a collegial attitude among colleagues, students, and staff is expected of all faculty. The candidate should also demonstrate proficient verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information

Rank/Salary: The successful candidate will hold the rank of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Appointment: Duties will begin fall semester, 2020.

Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for at least five professional references are required to complete the online application process. Additionally, please attach a document in the application portal with links to audio and/or video recordings of recent performances. Candidates are also encouraged to send links to videos of teaching applied lessons and stage direction examples. Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Serdar Ilban, Voice Search Committee Chair, at silban@lamar.edu


Criminal background checks: Criminal background checks will be made on finalists for the position.

Department of Music: The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music is a comprehensive department within the College of Fine Arts and Communication. An important and vital link to the university and the community, the Music Department has 20 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. The department offers the Bachelor of Music degree in music performance, music education, and composition; the Bachelor of Arts degree, and Master of Music degrees in music education and performance.

Lamar University: Lamar University is a state supported University offering a wealth of collegiate opportunities for academic, personal and professional development. Lamar’s student/faculty ratio of 19:1 promotes the development of interpersonal student/faculty relationships. Programs of study lead to a variety of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and associated research opportunities. Lamar offers over 100 programs of study in the fields of Education, Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Fine Arts, Communications, Health Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Information: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that we employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment. Male employees 18–26 must furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System. Security-sensitive positions require background investigation. Lamar University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants receive equal consideration in the selection process. We encourage applications from members of traditionally under represented groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with physical disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made in assisting persons with disabilities to complete the application process. Please inform Human Resources if an accommodation is needed.



Salary: Not specified

Contact Information

Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Serdar Ilban, Voice Search Committee Chair, at silban@lamar.edu

Employer Profile

Lamar University is a state supported University offering a wealth of collegiate opportunities for academic, personal and professional development. Lamar’s student/faculty ratio of 19:1 promotes the development of interpersonal student/faculty relationships. Programs of study lead to a variety of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and associated research opportunities. Lamar offers over 100 programs of study in the fields of Education, Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Fine Arts, Communications, Health Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences.

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