This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
The School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Classical Voice at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2019. Belmont's School of Music is a premier comprehensive music unit, nationally recognized for distinctive programs and committed to high standards of artistic scholarship and performance while championing innovation and stylistic diversity. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is an All-Steinway school with significant investment in facilities, faculty, and staff over the past 10 years. Enrollment includes more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students in diverse degree programs. Located in Nashville, a growing and vibrant arts community, Belmont provides an inspiring environment for musicians to practice, learn, and connect with the multi-faceted professional world of music.
The primary job responsibility for this position includes teaching applied vocal lessons and other courses in support of vocal performance and academic studies. The successful candidate will be an engaging teacher-artist with expertise in current classical vocal pedagogical principles, performance practice, literature, languages and developments in the field. Experience in creating and directing stage performance opportunities in opera to support the growth and learning of primarily undergraduate students in a comprehensive School of Music is also desirable. An annual teaching load would include a combination of applied lesson, performance and lecture courses equaling a 24 hour teaching workload. Additional primary responsibilities include academic advising and mentoring students, maintaining scholarly/creative activities, and performing department, college and university service.
An earned doctorate (D.M.A. or D.A) in classical vocal performance or equivalent is required. Two to three years of teaching experience beyond a graduate school Teaching Assistantship is strongly preferred.
For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statement articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service must be included. To complete the online application, candidates must submit a video link or DVD of a recent performance. Preferences will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University is a vibrant creative community serving undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally recognized, accredited programs in Art, Design, Music, Theatre, and Dance. Engaged faculty mentors along with world-class performances, vibrant art and design opportunities, dynamic teaching, and study abroad opportunities combine to provide a 21st century path for student excellence, artistry and creativity in an inclusive student-centered, Christian environment.
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Human Resources Department
Ranked number 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a "Most Innovative" university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 8,000 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.
Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont's Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university's commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions. The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.