Assistant Professor of Voice - College of Creative Arts
The West Virginia University School of Music seeks nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Voice.
This is afull-time, nine-month tenure-track appointment. The WVU School of Music invites candidates who demonstrate success in multiple styles of voice, at undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The primary assignment is teaching applied voice employing both traditional and contemporary techniques that serve the numerous degree tracks and unique goals of our diverse student population. The needs of the school include tenor, baritone, and bass, but all voice types will be considered. Attracting and maintaining an active studio of voice students is expected. Participation in School of Music activities and faculty governance is required. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a national or international professional profile through performance and research/creative activity. Additional teaching responsibilities may include voice pedagogy, stage direction, diction, class voice, voice teaching for musical theatre, jazz, or other duties according to the needs of the School of Music and the abilities and interests of the candidate.
The successful candidate will be an Outstanding Artist/Teacher who has demonstrated excellence in voice performance and a record of successful teaching in applied voice at the college level. Master's degree in voice required, doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred. The School of Music seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the artistic, intellectual, and cultural life of the University.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin October 24, 2022. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
APPLICATION: Applicants must submit the following:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- Link(s) to online digital recording(s) of unedited (non-commercial) live performances within the past five years
- Link(s) to online digital recording(s) of voice teaching
- Five references who may be contacted (including names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses and relationship to the applicant).
Additional materials may be requested later.
Applications must be submitted online at http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/wvu_jobs
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC (music.wvu.edu) brings together musicians and scholars from across the nation and the world in a vibrant musical community that is dedicated to fostering excellence, creativity, and innovation in the arts and humanities. It is the flagship music institution in the state, located about an hour's drive from Pittsburgh and about three hours by car from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Of the almost 735 majors in the College of Creative Arts, 273 are in the School of Music. Housed in the multi-million-dollar Creative Arts Center, the School of Music comprises 40 full-time and 21 part-time faculty and is the only fully accredited music unit in the state of West Virginia that offers BA, BM, MM, MA, DMA, and PhD degree programs in music. Music faculty members can benefit from an active program of professional development and travel grants sponsored by WVU and by the College of Creative Arts.
The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education.
THE COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS (ccarts.wvu.edu) is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state's premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all music, theatre, and art and design programs are nationally accredited (NASM, NAST, and NASAD).
The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU's Creative Arts Center and has more than 70 full-time faculty and 20 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the regional community.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (wvu.edu) is classified as an R1 or Highest Research Activity institution, and is the state's only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state.
The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents and has been ranked as the "#1 Small City in America," the "Best Small City in the East," and the "3rd Best Small Town" in the nation. Boasting a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average, the area also offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities.
West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university (dualcareer.hr.wvu.edu).
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.