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Associate Professor of Practice (Vocal Coaching) - Texas Tech University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Lubbock, TX
Position: Associate Professor of Practice (Vocal Coaching)
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Posted: October 14, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The qualified candidate will instruct undergraduate and graduate voice majors in preparation of degree recitals, opera roles, and professional audition repertoire. The qualified candidate will also teach appropriate courses in the vocal performance undergraduate and graduate sequences including diction, song literature and opera literature. Musical collaboration for faculty recitals, guest artist recitals and faculty job interviews will also be required. Additional duties may include conducting operatic performances and instructing piano students in the collaborative piano program. Service duties may include performing to support activities related to recruitment, outreach and engagement; and membership on graduate committees and other School of Music committees.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The qualified candidate is required to have a Master of Music and have a minimum of ten years’ experience coaching at the post-secondary and/or professional level. An earned doctorate in music is preferred. Knowledge of English, (British and American), French, German, and Italian diction is also required. Experience coaching Spanish, Russian and Czech is preferred. The qualified candidate should demonstrate extensive experience performing and collaborating with vocal artists at the collegiate and/or professional levels. Preferred qualifications include successful teaching of related undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level, experience supervising graduate teaching assistants, and a commitment to and experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students. Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged.

Additional Information

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, in collaboration with the School of Music, is accepting applications for a non-tenure track position to join our voice area faculty as an Associate Professor of Practice (Vocal Coach). This position is for an individual with demonstrated experience as a vocal coach with regional and national prominence and a commitment to nurturing the next generation of vocal artists and scholars enrolled in our program. The successful candidate will begin service in this position at the beginning of the 2022 fall semester.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Apply online at
Refer to TTU Faculty job postings, requisition number 25964BR (a two-step procedure).
Please provide the following with your application:
1. Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Diversity Statement as it pertains to issues in higher education and the field of vocal performance
4. Digital access to video recorded samples of vocal collaborative performances
5. List of three to five references with contact information
Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Gregory Brookes, Chair of Associate Professor of Practice (Vocal Coach) Search Committee, If you experience difficulties with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 ext. 238.

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, Piano Pedagogy and Collaborative Piano. A faculty of 61 full-time professors serves approximately 383 undergraduate students and 225 students involved in graduate study. The School of Music has many prominent alumni. 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 multi-media recording studio. For more information, visit

The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts comprises the School of Art, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance, accredited by NASAD, NASM, NAST, and NASD, respectively. TTU is the only public university in the state accredited in all four arts areas, and boasts many acclaimed alumni. With more than 120 faculty members and approximately 1,100 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the terminal M.F.A., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Our unique Ph.D. program in Fine Arts provides interdisciplinary education in the visual & performing arts combined with philosophical aesthetics. For more information, visit

Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is a Carnegie Highest Research Activity university and the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state (a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states). The university’s 1,839-acre Spanish Renaissance style campus, which serves more than 40,000 students, is the only one in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school. Lubbock, the hub of the South Plains, has a multicultural area population of almost 300,000 and offers a quality living experience with a semi-arid climate and housing costs below the national average. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The city supports a symphony orchestra; several museums; the Buddy Holly Hall, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts; numerous galleries; and a variety of music, dance, and theatre performances. Lubbock’s airport offers direct flights to Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.