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Instructor of Voice and Opera - University of Alabama

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Tuscaloosa, AL
Position: Instructor of Voice and Opera
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Posted: February 20, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The University of Alabama School of Music is seeking an Instructor of Voice and Opera with a growing national reputation as a teacher, performer, and stage director. This is a renewable Instructor appointment. Primary duties will be to teach students in applied voice at the undergraduate level, assist with the teaching of the opera workshop curriculum and other teaching duties as needed, assist with stage direction of productions, and maintain activity as a performer/stage director/scholar at the regional/national level. The position is full time - a three-year renewable contract with excellent benefits.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Qualifications / Required Skills

Soprano or mezzo-soprano preferred, but all voice types considered. Successful teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. Documented performing experience at a professional level with appropriate terminal degrees earned. (Master’s Degree required, DMA preferred, although significant and documented teaching and performance experience will be considered in place of earned degrees.)
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, a list of three (3) additional references that may be contacted (including phone number and email address), and recording and/or video links containing a variety of performance selections and directed stage work, if possible. Additional materials may be requested at a later time.

Additional Information

To apply for this position, please visit the University of Alabama web-site at Complete the online application and attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Send recordings and three letters of recommendation to the address below. Recording links and any electronic or scanned documents should be sent to, and copied to Only applicants who complete the University of Alabama online application will be considered for the position. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Review of applications will begin as they arrive and continue until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration, please apply no later than March 6, 2020. Earlier submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

For additional information please contact Dr. Paul Houghtaling, Search Committee Chair, at . Applicants should send letters of recommendation and all recording samples to:

Chair, Instructor of Voice and Opera Search Committee
The University of Alabama
School of Music
Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366

Please upload your list of three (3) additional references that may be contacted to the “other document 1” tab.

Contact Information

Paul Houghtaling, DMA
Chair, Voice and Opera Search Committee
University of Alabama

Employer Profile

The University of Alabama (UA) is the flagship school of the UA system located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The UA School of Music, a component of the College of Arts & Sciences, is a comprehensive school serving 350 students. Degrees offered include the BM, MM, and DMA in performance; the BM in Music Therapy; the BS in Music Education; and general music degrees. Please see and for more information.