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Music, Assistant Professor, Studio Voice, College of Fine Arts [R0128650] - The University of Nevada, Las Vegas

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Las Vegas, NV
Position: Music, Assistant Professor, Studio Voice, College of Fine Arts [R0128650]
Deadline: May 3, 2022
Posted: February 3, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Music, Assistant Professor, Studio Voice, College of Fine Arts [R0128650]

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Music, Assistant Professor, Studio Voice, College of Fine Arts [R0128650]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

As an innovative artistic and educational leader in the United States, as well as the primary catalyst for music culture in Southern Nevada, the mission of the UNLV School of Music is to provide a professional artistic environment that supports programs of excellence in the education of musicians. With respect for and responsiveness to the needs of students and faculty, the school produces musicians of the highest quality, develops each student’s unique strengths in performance, composition, and the teaching of music, generates excellence in musical literacy and performance, and increases the public’s appreciation for the intrinsic value of music through leadership and excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity, and professional service.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Music strives to be acknowledged as one of the foremost comprehensive programs of music in the United States, able to attract the finest students and faculty. Through instructional excellence, leading-edge research, inspired creativity, and dedicated service, the school seeks to prepare students to be artistic leaders in their profession, each possessing the highest standards of performance, teaching, scholarship and artistic vision, and each capable of achieving success in their chosen field.

This position is for an Assistant Professor of Music, Studio Voice (Low male voice preferred; other voice types considered). Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment. Position begins August 1, 2022. Primary responsibility to teach voice performance studies to undergraduate and graduate music majors. Other responsibilities might include vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, diction, or other classes according to the successful candidate’s experience and departmental needs. The candidate is expected to work closely with colleagues, to assume an active role in the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students to the School of Music, and to foster artistic and academic success of UNLV’s student populations, 67% of which are culturally diverse. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in research and/or creative activity appropriate for a major research institution, and to commit to enhancing UNLV’s role as a Minority and a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  

Master of Music (MM) in vocal performance and/or vocal pedagogy from an accredited college, university, conservatory, or equivalent significant experience, and evidence of distinguished professional experience as a singer required.

The preferred candidate will possess a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in vocal performance, teaching experience at the college level, experience teaching male voice types, and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations preferred.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Applicant must submit a current CV/résumé, detailed letter of application, and three current letters of reference. (Original transcripts required on appointment.) Application materials should also include links to audio and/or video recordings of performances by the applicant. Application materials should be addressed to Chair, Voice Search Committee, and are to be submitted via online application at .

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on or prior to February 8, 2022, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or Materials are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. Materials should be addressed to Linda Lister. For additional assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Contact Information

Materials should be addressed to Linda Lister. For additional assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or