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Lecturer - Voice - University of North Carolina Wilmington

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Wilmington, NC
Position: Lecturer - Voice
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Posted: November 19, 2020

Job Description / Duties

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a nine-month non-tenure track Lecturer in Voice starting January 2021.

Duties include: teach private voice lessons; teach courses in lyric diction, vocal pedagogy and literature, and other areas appropriate to the appointee’s qualifications and departmental needs; supervise student recitals in all degree areas. Selected candidate will be able to work effectively with faculty colleagues, engage in significant professional and creative activities, collaborate effectively with the choral area, and participate in other departmental responsibilities including student advising and committee work.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Completed Master’s degree in vocal performance with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework required at the time of employment.
Demonstrated success as an applied voice instructor and recruiter at the collegiate level within a diverse liberal arts curriculum.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

Doctorate degree in Musical Arts (DMA) with an emphasis in vocal performance.
Experience teaching opera and/or musical theatre workshop.
Functional keyboard skills for studio lessons.
Experience teaching lyric diction (Italian, German, English, French) and fluency in International Phonetic Alphabet.
Experience in supervising student recitals.
Ability to teach vocal pedagogy and literature.
Knowledge of up-to-date technology pertaining to applied voice and remote teaching.
Extensive experience in solo and collaborative performances that include choral, orchestral, chamber, opera and musical theatre ensembles.

Additional Information

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Music is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and fostering an inclusive teaching and learning environment through its diverse curricula, as well as the artistic endeavors of students and faculty. In addition, the Department of Music is dedicated to nurturing excellence in performance, teaching and scholarship by guiding and preparing students through a comprehensive curriculum that provides a strong foundation for an array of opportunities in the music profession, as well as for graduate study in a range of music specialties. The Department of Music offers two undergraduate curricula, the Bachelor of Arts in Music with options in Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Technology and General Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

College/School Information
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others. 

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Contact Information

Please apply online at

Special Notes to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 1, 2020, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vita
Combined unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Teaching Philosophy – Teaching Philosophy and Performance Goals
Links to digital audio files of current performance – YouTube links to 3 recent and contrasting video recordings in PDF/Word document 
Statement of Diversity and Inclusion – addressing how issues of diversity shape their working practices, past and planned
Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Finalists invited to campus or appearing virtually through Zoom may be asked to teach an applied voice lesson, conduct a short lyric diction lesson, and perform vocal selections of candidate’s choice.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Professor Nancy King, Chair, Voice Search Committee, at For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Sondra Pope at