This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Voice (tenure-track) or Full-time Lecturer in Voice (Three-year renewable contract)
RANK AND SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Butler University School of Music, in the Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for a new position in the Voice Area. Based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications, this position may be as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or as Lecturer (full-time non-tenure track, three-year renewable contract).
Primary responsibilities include providing dynamic, excellent private voice instruction to music majors and non-majors; teaching University-scheduled studio classes; attending and assessing entrance auditions; evaluating degree-required recitals and end-of-semester voice performance exams; attending voice area meetings, as well as other service to the College and University; actively participating in the recruitment of voice majors which includes providing sample lessons to prospective students and assisting in an on-campus competition for high school singers; and contributing to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. The successful candidate may also teach voice-related courses such as diction, vocal repertoire classes, vocal pedagogy, etc. Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected as well. Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, or for tenure and promotion if hired as an Assistant Professor.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include a doctorate in music (ABD is acceptable), evidence of professional-level vocal performance, and successful voice teaching at the collegiate level. Preferred qualifications include a record of proven success in the recruitment of exceptional college music majors. This advertisement can be viewed online at https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Only application materials sent as a single PDF file to Joy Rogers, School of Music Secretary at SOMTenVo@butler.edu will be considered. Please do not send recordings at this time, however links to online recordings may be included in the application materials. Some applicants may subsequently be asked to provide links to video excerpts of lessons and/or classroom teaching.
Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and art, is committed to the highest quality arts education by providing focused professional study and fostering an understanding of the interrelatedness of all the arts. Through this integration, JCA develops artist-citizens who are actively engaged in the community.
Butler University is located north of downtown Indianapolis, the nation's twelfth largest city, and home to Music for All/Bands of America, several professional recording studios, Yamaha Artist Services, Indianapolis Opera, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the American Pianists Association, and many other prominent music organizations. Butler University was recently ranked the No. 1 Midwest Regional University by US News and World Report. (See https://www.butler.edu/recent-accolades for more information on recent accolades and rankings.)