This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
The University of the South seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice. Soprano or Alto preferred, other voice types considered. A successful candidate hired at the Associate level will be considered for department chair. Full-time, tenure-track, effective July 1, 2019.
The Music Department contributes energetically to campus culture, encompassing five faculty-led student ensembles; facilitating tracks within the music major in performance, music history/culture, and theory/comp; and collaborating with the other departments including Theatre, International and Global Studies, and Environmental Arts and Humanities.
The Department of Music seeks a vibrant vocalist to teach undergraduate applied voice and to teach other classes relevant to his/her expertise (e.g., music appreciation, song literature, opera history, musical theater, and/or other topical courses). As a key member of the music department at this small liberal arts college, she or he will also contribute in other areas reflective of his/her background. One of the department’s historical strengths is in music of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition, and a candidate’s ability to contribute to a program in church music will be an asset, as will a candidate’s experience in arts administration.
The successful candidate will have significant professional vocal experience, whether in Broadway, opera, or chamber idioms, and will possess demonstrated potential to develop a thriving voice studio. Experience directing operatic or musical theater scenes will be to the candidate’s advantage. Continued professional activity is required for contract renewal. This position is DMA preferred, but ABDs will be considered.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference*, and URLs for two videos of performances in contrasting styles through the applicant portal at https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/2988. Applications received by January 4, 2019 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.
*Letters of reference may be submitted directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.