Assistant Professor of Music Theatre/Applied Voice

Oswego, New York
Aug 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Music at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Posting Date: August 21, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  August 2018

Description of Responsibilities: Serve as musical director for yearly musical theatre mainstage collaboration; teach music theatre workshop; teach studio applied voice lessons and teach class voice. Additional teaching areas may include: basic music theory/history course, aural skills, assistant director or director for choral groups, or other tasks as department needs and skills/interest dictate.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Terminal degree in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, or related degree based on description of responsibilities. ABD considered, with expected terminal degree received August 15, 2019.
  • Documented experience in musical theatre style and ability to serve as music director for productions.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching skills including engagement of students, knowledge of voice, effective rehearsal techniques and appropriate repertoire selection.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong piano skills
  • Background in Music Education
  • Ability to promote student success in a multicultural and global community
  • Bass-baritone or mezzo-soprano preferred (all voice types considered)

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and recorded video examples of your work (DVD,, or similar link acceptable). At least one example teaching an applied voice lesson is required as well as an example of performing live. Inclusion of a large and/or small ensemble rehearsal, and/or examples of piano skills are encouraged.

Disc can be mailed to:

Dr. Mihoko Tsutsumi, Chair-Search Committee, Dept. of Music, SUNY Oswego, 7060 New York 104, 29 Hewitt Union, Oswego, NY 13126.

Note: Materials will not be returned to candidates unless requested.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Official transcripts required prior to hiring.

Description of Department:  The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Degrees offered:  Bachelor of Arts in Music. Minors in Music, Audio Design and Production, Expressive Arts Therapy and Arts Management.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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