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Artist/Teacher of Voice - Assistant Professor
University of Kansas

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2022
Title Artist/Teacher of Voice - Assistant Professor
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Vocal
    Music - General

Artist/Teacher of Voice – Assistant Professor


Position Overview

The University of Kansas School of Music seeks to a fill a full-time, academic year (nine month), artist performer in voice to teach applied voice beginning on August 18, 2022. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The successful candidate will be surrounded by colleagues who share a passion for artistic expression, educating students, creating professional opportunities in the field, and eager for collaborations and engagement in identifying new ways of learning, research and service. This position is open to all voice types, preference will be given to the following: mezzo-soprano, contralto, baritone, bass, or other "low" voice.

The University of Kansas School of Music is a comprehensive university music school offering professional training in a wide array of specializations through baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs. A charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music (1928), KU is the only institution authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant doctoral degrees in music.

The University of Kansas is a Carnegie Research-Extensive Institution with a student body of over 28,000 students representing every state and more than 113 foreign countries. The University is located in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. The community is known for its support of the arts and education and regularly appears in various "best town" listings.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Music including a diversity of scholarly artistic approaches. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from member of underrepresented groups in higher education.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

Job Description

Teaching- 40% -
Teach applied voice lessons (undergraduate and graduate) and related courses;
Maintain a strong voice studio;
Supervise/mentor teaching assistants.

Research/Creative Work – 40% -
Establish a research/creative agenda pursuant of artistic growth and an expanding reputation of excellence;
Perform with other faculty as a member of the Kansas Virtuosi;
Participate actively in the cultural and intellectual life of the School and the University.
Service – 20% –
Work individually and collaboratively in recruiting music performance, music education, and music therapy students;
Work cooperatively in support of the School of Music and the University;
Serve on graduate and faculty committees.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in Music OR a Master’s degree in music with significant professional performance experience. ABD candidates will be considered if degree will be completed by August 17, 2023
Demonstrated record of productive teaching experience at the collegiate or equivalent level.
Documented success as a singer.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given for the following voice types: mezzo-soprano, contralto, baritone, bass, or other "low" voice.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jacob Dakon, Search Chair

Additional Candidate Instruction

For additional information and to apply, go to Please complete the online application and submit the following items: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 1-2 page statement discussing personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university school of music, including objectives and means of achieving those objectives; (4) the contact information (e-mail and telephone) for 3 reference who can be contacted for recommendation; and (5) internet links to video recordings of both recent live performances and teaching examples demonstrating the performance and instructional capabilities of the applicant. In addition, because learning about each candidate’s engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application:
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Applicants may be asked to submit other items during the interview process.
Application review will begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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