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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Voice and Opera - West Chester University Wells School of Music

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: West Chester , PA
Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Voice and Opera
Deadline: October 18, 2019
Posted: September 23, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Responsibilities include teaching applied and class voice and directing and producing opera productions. Additional responsibilities may include classes in vocal repertoire, diction, and vocal pedagogy; academic advising; participating in university events; and developing a scholarly and artistic profile at the regional and national levels. Other teaching responsibilities may be assigned to the successful candidate based on the needs of the Wells School of Music and commensurate with the candidate's areas of expertise and experience.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must be an artist/teacher (baritone/bass strongly preferred). Candidates are required to have successfully completed a doctorate by August 2021.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate some of the following:

Doctoral degree in voice or related field.
Experience in opera production (including stage design, music and stage directing).
Evidence of student/alumni success at the university level.
Teaching experience in voice performance courses, such as song literature, music theater performance, or vocal pedagogy.
Strong commitment to teaching and to the recruitment of outstanding students.
Experience in undergraduate and/or graduate program development.

Additional Information

All application materials should be submitted electronically at

Application materials must include:

Cover letter addressing the above requirements.
Curriculum vitae.
Three letters of recommendation, with at least one letter addressing in detail the candidate's teaching effectiveness.
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Additional materials will be requested as needed.
Recommenders desiring to submit letters directly to the committee, can submit them to Dr. Stephen Ng at with "Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera" indicated in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin October 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Finalists must successfully complete an interview process, including a teaching demonstration and a 30-minute recital.

For more information about the Wells School of Music visit

Wells School of Music: The Wells School of Music serves approximately 450 students with 60 faculty, enjoys full NASM membership, and offers fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Theory and Composition, and Music History.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

Contact Information

Dr. Stephen Ng,