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Assistant Professor of Voice - Texas Tech University School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Lubbock, TX
Position: Assistant Professor of Voice
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: October 25, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Position Description:
The successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate the ability to teach vocalists of all levels of ability and continue to engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice, and/or scholarship.
• Maintain an active and vibrant professional performing career in opera, concert, and recital.
• Seek out and recruit the highest level of student vocalists, primarily for the graduate vocal programs.
• Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the evolving field of vocal performance, have the ability to seek out opportunities to teach broadly across the voice curriculum, and envision new ways to expand beyond it.
• As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental, college and university service, including committee work and academic support services in support of the School of Music, the College, and the University as a whole; recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students into the vocal music program; program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); maintaining the voice area’s standards for accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); and student advising across diverse communities, supervision of student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities.
• Work well with colleagues within and outside the School, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations.

Apply online at Refer to job posting 15567BR.

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled

Qualifications / Required Skills

Position Requirements: The terminal degree in voice (DMA or PhD), or equivalent professional experience. National/international reputation as operatic/concert singer/recitalist required. A record of professional activity and/or research that demonstrates emerging or established national/international recognition in the field of vocal music is paramount. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations, and strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service: duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities in the school, college, university, and community. Candidate will continue professional research/creative activity that is relevant to the current and future practice of vocal music. Working knowledge of current practice/pedagogy/theory in vocal technique, vocal pedagogy, singer’s diction, song literature, opera and musical theatre with a vision towards future developments. A commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member. Candidates who have clear potential to support scholarship by extramural funding, as appropriate to research specialization, are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching at the university level and working with diverse student populations and first- generation students. The ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have a superior knowledge of singing skills, outstanding performance ability, facility in teaching young and advanced voices, and an active record of vocal achievement that includes national/international/regional/community engagement and/or collaboration. Familiarity with current and cutting-edge practice in vocal performance and pedagogy.

Additional Information

Please provide the following with your application:
1. Letter of Application
2. A current Curriculum Vitae

3. A list of three references with contact information 

4. Several current audio or video recordings demonstrating ability with vocal music styles including art song, opera, oratorio and/or American Musical Theatre.

Please send required documents to TTUSOM Attn: Kristen Medrano, 2624 18th Street, Lubbock, TX 79409

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Contact Information

Professor Gerald Dolter, Chair of Vocal Search Committee,

Employer Profile

The School of Music is NASM accredited and offers the BM in Vocal Performance, the BM in Voice with Teacher Certification, the BA in Music, the MM in Vocal Performance, the DMA in Vocal performance, and the PhD in Fine Arts with a major emphasis in Vocal Music. A faculty of 55 full-time professors serves approximately 375 undergraduate students and 160 students involved in graduate study. The School of Music has many prominent alumni, including nationally known tenor Garrett Sorenson, internationally acclaimed soprano Rebecca Nelsen, and Ashley Prewett, leading baritone of the Stuttgart Opera. Technical and administrative support includes a total of 20 staff positions. The University Library contains a wide array of music resources, including musical scores, recordings, videos, instructional media, and research spaces such as the Crossroads Recording Studio—a state-of-the-art professional recording facility with the ability to record album projects of all genres, jingles, voice overs, and just about any other type of recording project. It is free for all students, faculty, and staff of Texas Tech. For more information, visit