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Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice / tenure track - The Hartt School / University of Hartford

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: West Hartford, CT
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice / tenure track
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Posted: December 24, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The primary responsibility of this position is teaching private voice lessons at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other potential curricular courses to be taught could include any of the following: diction, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature or acting for singers. Alternatively, a candidate may serve as a director for operatic scenes or the main stage opera. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.

The successful candidate will contribute to student recruitment and retention as well as curriculum development and assessment. Full-time duties also include adjudicating auditions and juries, advising students, attending faculty meetings and serving on departmental, school and university committees.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will be expected to remain active in performance, pedagogical, or other creative/scholarly pursuits and to seek opportunities for peer reviews and publication.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A Bachelor’s degree is the minimal requirement. Additional requirements include either a graduate degree or diploma with ample professional performing and teaching experience or an extraordinary performance career with teaching experience. Teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Performing experience should include opera, oratorio and concert/recital repertoire. Experience teaching one of the curricular courses listed above is advantageous.

Excellent teaching, artistry, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ some technology in teaching. The commitment and ability to recruit new undergraduate and graduate students is crucial.

Maintaining a faculty consisting of a variety of voice types provides role models for all of our students and deeply enriches our recruitment efforts. For these reasons, the ideal candidate will be a tenor, countertenor, baritone, bass-baritone or bass.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply online at: The following components are required: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, media file, diversity statement, unofficial transcript of highest degree and three references. In the diversity statement, applicants are expected to describe how their teaching and/or scholarship and creative activity contributes to diverse communities.

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 15, 2020. Final candidates will interview on campus during the spring semester of 2020.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/ Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/ M/F/D/V.

Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Employer Profile

The Hartt School offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in music, dance and theatre. The Hartt School is a college of performing arts within a mid-size university setting. This college has a total enrollment of 400 undergraduate and 115 graduate students served by 46 full-time and 105 part-time faculty, with a 12:1 faculty to student ratio.

The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Our students find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic complex world. Our five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect and inspire the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.