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Assistant Professor of Practice in Voice - Musical Theatre & Commercial Music - Texas Tech University School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Lubbock, TX
Position: Assistant Professor of Practice in Voice - Musical Theatre & Commercial Music
Deadline: March 20, 2023
Posted: March 9, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Appointment: Continuing appointment eligible, beginning fall 2023
Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin on March 20, 2023
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA) School of Music at Texas Tech University invites applications for a continuing appointment track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Practice in Voice – Musical Theatre and Commercial Music. This position is for a performer and educator with an established or emerging academic record and evidence of (or potential for) national/international prominence. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2023 fall semester.

Position Description:
This 9-month faculty position serves to teach applied musical theatre and commercial voice, in partnership with the School of Theatre & Dance, in support of a robust and growing Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Program, and the Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Commercial Music, with emphasis on popular styles, jazz, and other techniques.

The successful candidate will join a cohort of voice, theatre, dance, choral, jazz, and orchestral faculty who are active performers and educators at a national and international level and who have produced alumni who perform and teach globally.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the School, College, TTU (Texas Tech University), and broader Lubbock community by engaging in activities such as: 1) committee work and academic support services such as undergraduate and graduate reviews; 2) recruiting activities for the School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance; 3) curriculum review and development; 4) supervision of student organizations; 5) participation in sponsored off-campus activities and other forms of community engagement.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Position Requirements:
1. Master’s degree in music, theatre, or a related field with academic specialization or professional experience in musical theatre or commercial music
2. Record of a minimum of three years of relevant professional activity and/or research that demonstrates emerging or established national/international recognition in the field of musical theatre and or commercial music
3. Demonstrated ability to teach applied one-on-one voice lessons and courses in applied musical theatre voice and commercial music
4. Proven ability to recruit and retain a talented and diverse cohort of students to programs within the School of Theatre & Dance, the School of Music, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as a whole
5. Demonstrated record of professional research/creative activity relevant to musical theatre or commercial music in voice
6. Demonstrated ability and desire to direct student performance, coordinate student internships, and to perform service duties including, but not limited to, recruiting, program-building, curricular review, and programmatic assessment

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Earned terminal degree in music or theatre
2. A minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college level
3. Ability to work across schools within the College of Visual and Performing Arts to collaborate with musical theatre voice majors
4. Demonstrated ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally
5. Ability to teach and distinguish between cross-genre methodology in commercial, jazz, and musical theatre styles
6. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable
7. Candidate should have basic keyboard skills and the ability to accompany vocalizes and warm-ups
8. Ability to direct musicals

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information

Apply online at

Please provide the following with your application:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae with links to relevant creative material
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. List of 3 references (include name, title, institution, email address, and phone number)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Wascoe Hays, Chair of Director of Musical Theatre Voice & Commercial Music Voice Search Committee,

Employer Profile

The School of Music is NASM accredited and offers the B.A. in Music, the B.M. in Music with concentrations in Music Education, Composition, Performance, and Theory, the M.M. in Music Education, the M.M. in Music with concentrations in Composition, Conducting, Music Theory, Musicology, Piano Pedagogy, and Performance, the D.M.A. with tracks in Composition, Conducting, Performance, and Piano Pedagogy, the Ph.D. in Music Education, the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with concentrations in Arts Administration, Music Education, Musicology, and Music Theory, the Undergraduate Minor in Music, Undergraduate Certificates in Community Arts Entrepreneurship, Jazz Studies, and World Music, and Graduate Certificates in Early Music Performance Practice, Woodwind Specialty and Piano Pedagogy. A faculty of 61 full-time professors serves approximately 320 undergraduate students and 175 students involved in graduate study. The University Library contains a wide array of music resources, including musical scores, recordings, videos, and instructional media. For more information, visit