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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music - Vocal Coach - Lawrence University of Wisconsin

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Appleton, WI
Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music - Vocal Coach
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Posted: March 1, 2021

Job Description / Duties


Coach voice students on operatic, recital, and audition repertoire; prepare students musically for the opera productions, including student rehearsal pianists; teach classes in diction and vocal literature, depending on background, interest, and experience. Additional responsibilities include teaching in Lawrence’s flagship First Year Studies program and all service-related activities associated with a tenure-track position including student advising, participation in committee assignments, and other forms of institutional service. Must contribute to our institutional commitment to become a truly antiracist conservatory.

Qualifications / Required Skills


We are looking for a highly collaborative, creative colleague who is passionate about providing our students with an exceptional musical foundation, as well as preparing them for success in today’s rapidly changing world. Excellent keyboard skills (including sight reading) and facility in a wide range of musical styles from baroque to contemporary, spanning from recitative to CCM. Ability to bring our students to the highest levels of artistic and musical mastery in a nurturing, student centered environment. Background in community engagement and outreach desirable. Extensive knowledge of operatic and concert repertoire is expected. Appropriate terminal degree or equivalent experience. A record of successful collegiate teaching and recruiting preferred. Although this is a Conservatory position, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education is a must.

Tenure-track. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a statement on your experience related to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in an academic setting and ways you could contribute to these efforts at Lawrence, recordings of recent live performances, academic transcripts, and any additional material that demonstrates your qualifications for the position. We would like all documents submitted digitally as either Word documents or PDF files, and all video submitted as links to external sites. Recording links should be submitted as one document. Applicants should also submit names and contact information for two references who we can contact at a later time in the search.

Additional Information

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents .We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as it relates to antiracism and decolonizing the curriculum. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply.

Serving approximately 350 music majors, the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, founded in 1874, is a distinguished undergraduate program offering preparation for professional careers in music within the intellectual environment of a liberal arts college. The Conservatory has an enviable reputation for producing outstanding musician-scholars, and our robust double degree program attracts fine musicians who have strong interests in a multitude of academic areas. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. We are committed to becoming a truly antiracist conservatory. We are seeking applicants who will thrive in this stimulating musical and academic environment.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted though Lawrence’s online application system:

Contact Information

Any additional questions can be directed to:

Committee Chair: Copeland Woodruff, Director of Opera Studies and Associate Professor of Music at


Dean of the Conservatory: Brian Pertl at