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Assistant Professor of Music, Vocal Performance (non-tenure track) - Boston University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Boston, MA
Position: Assistant Professor of Music, Vocal Performance (non-tenure track)
Deadline: October 1, 2023
Posted: August 4, 2023

Job Description / Duties

The School of Music at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts seeks a voice teacher at the rank of Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to join the Department of Voice. All voice types will be considered. The successful candidate will possess a substantive performance profile at national and international levels, evidence of student/alumni success at the college level, teaching experience in voice performance courses such as song literature, special topics, or vocal pedagogy, and administrative and leadership experience within an academic environment. In addition, a successful applicant will enjoy working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion. A terminal degree or demonstrated professional equivalent is required; previous teaching at the college level is required. This is a non-tenure track position.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The position requires vocal instruction of both male and female students in the undergraduate (BM) and graduate vocal performance programs (MM, DMA) as well as Departmental and Opera Institute Performance Diploma (PD). The successful candidate will show evidence of collegial and professional working relationships within voice/choral/opera realms and exhibit an aptitude for and interest in the potential for eventually chairing the Department of Voice.

Additional Information

Qualified applicants should submit the following:
- Cover letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- A link to a personal website with audio/video samples that speak to professional success (i.e., artistic, teaching/mentoring, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives)
- Three letters of recommendation sent directly from recommenders
- List of three (3) additional professional references with contact information who may be contacted

All application materials should be sent via email at and must be received by October 1, 2023. Anticipated date of appointment: July 1, 2024 (pending budgetary approval).

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

Salary: annual salary plus benefits

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Employer Profile

The Boston University School of Music was the first institution in the United States to grant a degree in music. Today, the School of Music trains musicians, educators, composers, and scholars in strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Each year the School of Music presents hundreds of public concerts, recitals, operas, and other performances, as part of the greater resources and vibrant scholarly community of Boston University as a whole, and the wider intellectual and musical offerings of the Boston metropolitan area.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we celebrate our record of and commitment to inclusiveness. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals. The successful applicant will enjoy working in an inclusive school that values cultural and ethnic diversity and will contribute to ongoing efforts to promote equity for people of all races and genders.