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Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Vocal Arts - University of Illinois - School of Music

This is a Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Urbana, IL
Position: Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Vocal Arts
Deadline: November 8, 2023
Posted: October 19, 2023

Job Description / Duties

We seek a dynamic, effective, and engaging artist-teacher-conductor with a record of high-level accomplishments to teach undergraduate and graduate students in all degree and diploma programs. The
position will include teaching voice lessons for undergraduate and graduate students. Additional teaching responsibilities will be based on the secondary area(s) of expertise, and may include teaching diction, conducting student choral ensembles, and training students for operatic and musical theatre roles. Successful candidates will pursue an active recruiting program that includes building relationships with schools statewide, other universities, and national/international organizations.

Other responsibilities include working collaboratively with faculty and staff across the School to expand engagement opportunities in Illinois school systems and to nurture young performers and assist with School recruiting efforts. Active participation in all events and programs where the visibility of the University of Illinois faculty can serve as an asset for recruiting and/or student success and morale is expected. Service responsibilities include committee work and other activities that benefit the School and its students. Evidence of
success in teaching, recruiting, and service is required for possible renewal of this appointment.

All employees of the School of Music are also expected to embrace the following core ideals:
- Demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, one that reflects the entire State of Illinois
- Support the University of Illinois’ dedication to being a community of care
- Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship
- Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines
- View recruiting and retention, particularly of members of underserved communities, as fundamental to the position and to the School’s success
- Work as a cooperative member of the School’s community and serve as a model of integrity and collegiality
- Exhibit passion for your work, the School, and the role of music in our society

Qualifications / Required Skills

- Performer/ Teacher/Conductor with an emerging or established national reputation as a vocalist, choral or vocal ensemble conductor, and pedagogue
- Successful teaching experience at the university level
- Knowledge of pathways by which students discover vocal music and demonstrated experience attracting, recruiting, and retaining undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those from underrepresented populations
- Evidence of clearly defined secondary area(s) of expertise, such as music entrepreneurship, improvisation, music history and literature, intercultural collaboration, community engagement, pedagogy,
musicianship, and/or health and wellness
- History of engagement with diverse audiences, collaborators, knowledges, and traditions with respect to
race, gender, and class
- History of engagement with works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women composers, including new pieces from living composers
- Experience performing and/or teaching multiple musical styles, including those other than classical traditions
- Master’s degree in music or commensurate experience

- Experience conducting a professional, semi-professional, or accomplished amateur choir
- Classroom teaching experience at the university level
- Demonstrated record of student placement and success
- Facility with new technologies and platforms for recording, creating, and distributing music
- Evidence of an innovative research profile that engages with diverse audiences
- Doctoral degree in music

Additional Information

Application Procedures and Deadline Information:
Interested candidates should submit an online application at Application materials should include:

- Letter of interest, including a section that provides hyperlinks or URLs for online audio or audio/video files of recent live or recorded performances.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Diversity and inclusion statement, including relevant experience reaching underserved communities and vision for the social role of music in the 21st century
- Names and contact information of three references.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by 6:00 p.m. CST on November 8, 2023. Please direct any questions to Associate Professor Yvonne Redman, Search Committee Chair ( or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate ( Women, racial and ethnic minorities,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and
complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our
non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct
disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities
Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable
accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing
Requisition ID: 1020822
Job Category: Faculty
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Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Please direct any questions to Associate Professor Yvonne Redman, Search Committee Chair ( or Jennifer Steiling, Sr. Human Resource Associate (

Employer Profile

Located on the campus of one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of
Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Hosting a
diverse population of faculty, students, and staff, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and
discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational
communities of Urbana and Champaign.
The UIUC School of Music invites applications for a one-year, full-time, open rank, non-tenure-track position for
Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Vocal Arts. Appointments will be for the 2024-25 academic year
and begin August 16, 2024. Renewal of the appointment is possible and contingent on availability of funding,
sufficient enrollments, and positive performance reviews.
Salary is commensurate with experience.