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Lecturer and Director of Vocal Activities - Washington University in St. Louis

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: St. Louis, MO
Position: Lecturer and Director of Vocal Activities
Deadline: March 1, 2022
Posted: February 8, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a full-time Lecturer to serve as Director of Vocal Activities. The successful candidate will begin in Fall 2022 and will be eligible for renewal and promotion up to the rank of Teaching Professor, as outlined in the Arts & Sciences Policy on Full-Time Teaching-Track Faculty.

The person in this role will assume a variety of responsibilities related to the performance programs in a liberal arts department with active faculty engagement at all levels of undergraduate and graduate instruction, and will teach in and coordinate the applied voice division. Duties include: supervising degree recitals and divisional performance classes, teaching vocal lessons and undergraduate lecture courses such as “Science of Singing” and “Singers’ Performance Workshop,” managing teachers in the voice division, and working with colleagues on curriculum development and departmental assessment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a professional performance presence and will develop the voice division’s role in the department’s community engagement efforts. The department will support the successful candidate in pursuing opportunities for professional development during the duration of the position.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Music
Evidence of successful university teaching in both applied voice and classroom settings. A commitment to working with a wide range of students to improve their individual technique, musical understanding, artistry, and ensemble skills
Evidence of successful teaching of students with varying levels of experience and skill, including both music majors and non-majors
Broad knowledge of vocal literature and performance practice for European concert music and opera, musical theater, jazz, popular music, and other traditions as applicable
Keyboard proficiency
Familiarity with languages generally encountered in vocal and choral literature
Demonstrated evidence of successful leadership and administrative experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications

DMA or Artist Diploma
Extensive performance experience in solo voice, musical theater, and/or opera productions, and/or other traditions as applicable
Participation in professional academic and/or music associations
Advanced keyboard proficiency

Contact Information

Questions about the position may be addressed to Jessica Flannigan, Administrative Coordinator, at Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022 and will continue until the search is concluded.

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