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Director of Opera/Musical Theatre & Assistant Professor of Voice; Department of Music in the School of the Arts - University of North Alabama

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Florence, AL
Position: Director of Opera/Musical Theatre & Assistant Professor of Voice; Department of Music in the School of the Arts
Deadline: June 18, 2021
Posted: May 6, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The University of North Alabama’s Department of Music, within the School of the Arts in the College of Arts & Sciences, invites applications for a Tenure-Track, Director of Opera/Musical Theatre and Assistant Professor of Music – Voice, beginning in Fall 2021. Tenor, baritone, or bass preferred, but all voice types are encouraged to apply. Experience teaching online and/or a willingness to do so is preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to direct two opera/musical theatre productions per academic year while maintaining excellence in teaching applied voice and related coursework such as vocal pedagogy and diction; develop and maintain an agenda of research and/or creative activities relevant in the field; perform recruiting activities for the department; attend faculty and other relevant meetings; mentor students in the department; and foster diversity and inclusion among students.

The initial review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A terminal degree in a discipline of voice is required. Experience in teaching collegiate-level applied voice and directing opera/musical theatre is required. Experience teaching collegiate-level vocal pedagogy, vocal diction, and vocal literature is a plus. Candidates must have a proven track record of professional work related to opera/musical theatre. Experience teaching online and/or a willingness to do so is preferred.

Additional Information

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload, at the time of application, a cover letter, resume/CV, a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, a creative portfolio containing 1-2 links to a current vocal performance (upload under the attachment heading of “Other Document 1”), and a one-page diversity/equity/inclusion statement. Information regarding the diversity/equity/inclusion statement can be found here:

This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to an offer of employment, but unofficial transcripts will suffice for application purposes. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will result in a delayed response.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students. Our most recent Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Plan can be seen here:

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact Information

Phone: 256-765-4291, select option #2
Online Application:

Employer Profile

UNA is a regional, master’s level, state-assisted institution of higher education located in Florence, Alabama and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UNA was named one of America’s “Great Colleges to Work For in 2020” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s premier publication for professionals in the academic world. With an enrollment of over 8,500 students, UNA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through four academic colleges: arts and sciences; business; education and human sciences; and nursing and health professions. UNA is one of the most picturesque college campuses in Alabama, occupying a 130 acre pedestrian-friendly campus in Florence’s historic district. The University’s diverse faculty and staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package and are supported in their professional and career endeavors through encouraged participation in conferences, research opportunities, and various other types of professional development.

Florence, along with adjacent towns, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia make up an area known as the “Shoals”. Located in the hills of northwest Alabama, on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Shoals offers its citizens an enviable sense of safety and comfort in year-round moderate climate. The Shoals area is a regional hub of 137,000 people located within easy driving distance of Birmingham, Memphis, and Nashville. The area has a rich tradition in the arts, culture, entertainment, and recreation that includes numerous festivals throughout the year, two Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses, the birthplaces of Helen Keller and W.C. Handy, the Rosenbaum House/Museum (the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Alabama), a proud musical heritage and home to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the famous Muscle Shoals Sound, and much more. The Shoals area is consistently recognized in national magazines and on travel sites as a great place to live.