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Visiting Music Assistant Professor in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy Non-Tenure Track - NYU Steinhardt

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: New York, NY
Position: Visiting Music Assistant Professor in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy Non-Tenure Track
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Posted: December 1, 2017

Job Description / Duties

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a non-tenure track Visiting Music Assistant Professor position in Vocal Pedagogy to begin in September 2018. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Music and Performing Arts Professions. This is a one-year non-tenure track appointment that is renewable for an additional two years, depending upon department need and satisfactory performance. A faculty position with the possibility of unlimited contract renewal may become available in this area. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The field of Vocology has expanded tremendously in the last two decades, and styles of vocalism traditionally unaddressed in vocal programs of study, such as contemporary commercial styles, are now being thoroughly investigated and valued. The ideal candidate for this position would be a Vocologist who can educate voice students about the science and acoustics of the voice, teach pedagogical styles of singing ranging from classical to contemporary and assist in the growth and development of vocology at NYU Steinhardt.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching courses in vocal pedagogy to graduate students, voice lessons and vocal coaching in the above mentioned styles to students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Serving as voice lab supervisor/instructor, if applicable, and mentor doctoral students in vocal research. Participation in faculty meetings, committees and other service appropriate to a university faculty member is expected.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A voice pedagogue fluent in a variety of vocal styles, including musical theatre, classical, as well as contemporary commercial styles (e.g. pop, rock, country, jazz, gospel, R&B). Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of vocal anatomy, physiology and vocal acoustics, and be comfortable with voice lab equipment and technology. Higher terminal degree is strongly desired, and candidates with a combination of professional experience and a proven record of research and publications in the field of vocology will be considered. Basic piano skills essential as well as a basic understanding of dramaturgy through song.

Additional Information

Please apply online at with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching and broader work), and names and contact information for three referees to upload confidential letters.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than December 15, 2017. Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Meg Bussert, Search Committee Chair, at

NYU STEINHARDT: Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We have award-winning faculty and alumni engaged in ground-breaking research and artistic creation, at the cutting edge of their professions. NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance program has 194 full-time students who are studying for undergraduate, master’s, advanced certificate, and doctoral degrees in musical theatre performance, classical voice performance, contemporary voice performance and vocal pedagogy. Approximately 41 students are in the vocal pedagogy program.

NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites.

NYU is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.

Contact Information

Professor Meg Bussert, Search Committee Chair, at