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Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Tenor, Baritone, or Bass Voice
The University of South Dakota

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2020
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Tenor, Baritone, or Bass Voice
University The University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD, United States
Department Department of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Music - Vocal
    Music - Song Performance

Full-time, nine month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor. Teach studio voice. Excellence in teaching is expected – both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. Other duties may include, but are not limited to teaching song literature, pedagogy, opera workshop, and/or diction classes, serving on graduate committees, overseeing independent study projects as appropriate to appointee’s qualifications, and additional assignments to meet departmental needs. As part of a normal workload the candidate may be asked to teach online courses. All faculty are expected to be active in recruitment in their area as well as the entire department, in research/creative scholarship, and in service to the department, college, university, and beyond. Excellence in teaching and research/creative scholarship is will be expected. Participation in Inclusive Excellence by undertaking outreach to diverse communities (multicultural student organizations, Native American community, LGBTIQ community, Latino community, veterans, women, etc.) both on and off campus is encouraged. Appointment begins Fall 2021.

Doctorate in vocal performance or vocal pedagogy or closely related field. ABD considered. Experience teaching or directing opera preferred. Experience teaching in the areas of vocal diction, pedagogy and song literature preferred.

Applications will only be accepted on-line at Include on the website: application letter, vita, unofficial copy of your graduate transcript, links to recent solo performances via YouTube or other online service of your recent solo performances, and the names and phone numbers of three current references.
Questions should be directed to:

Monica Tiahrt, Office of the Dean
Tenor, Baritone, or Bass Voice Professor Review Committee
College of Fine Arts
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020. All materials must be submitted by that date in order to be considered.

The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. Master of Music degrees are offered in Music Education, Music Performance, Music Literature, and the History of Musical Instruments. The America’s Shrine to Music Museum, which is associated with the Department of Music, is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. The Department of Music is fully accredited by NASM. For more information consult the department website at

The University of South Dakota is located in southeast South Dakota. USD is the senior institution in the state (enrollment 9,971) and is comprised of the College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, as well as the Graduate School.

  • USD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

    Diversity and Inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Monica Tiahrt Office of the Dean
    College of Fine Arts
    The University of South Dakota
    414 East Clark St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
  • 605-658-3445


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