Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice

Boulder, CO
Sep 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music seeks a director of Vocal Pedagogy for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant or an Associate Professor of Voice starting August 20, 2018.

What your key responsibilities will be:

This position is responsible for leadership of the Vocal Pedagogy Program, to include: teaching/oversight of undergraduate and graduate level courses in Vocal Pedagogy, supervision of graduate teaching assistants, guiding graduate pedagogy projects and theses, and teaching applied voice lessons. The successful candidate will maintain an active national/international performing and/or scholarly career; serve on graduate committees; advise students in curricular matters and career development opportunities; and participate in College, University, and professional service activities, including student recruitment.

Who we are:

Founded in 1920, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate study, uniquely combining advanced musical training with professionally oriented experiences and the rich resources of a leading research university. Active as award-winning professional performers, composers and scholars, College of Music faculty members are committed to helping students develop their talents and succeed in their chosen musical endeavors. The college offers seven undergraduate and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, along with an array of interdisciplinary opportunities, including certificates in music technology and entrepreneurship.

The voice department takes pride in its nationally recognized pedagogy program, open studio policy, and faculty collegiality. The voice faculty includes nine full-time members, including an opera director, opera music director, two vocal coaches, and supports approximately 30 graduate and 65 undergraduate voice majors. The Eklund Opera Program presents three full productions during the academic year and a summer program of new opera workshops, called CUNOW.

What we can offer:
  • Located right next to the famous Flatirons and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in beautiful Boulder County and offers an unparalleled picturesque university setting, an inspiring higher education environment, year-round outdoor activities, and close proximity to the amenities of Boulder and Denver
  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit and ECO Pass
  • Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder and The College of Music


  • An earned Doctorate in Voice Performance/Pedagogy
  • Significant teaching experience at the college level
  • Maintenance of an active scholarly/performing career

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:

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Special Instructions to Applicants:The search committee application review period begins October 12, 2017.
Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

All job-related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting: Patrick Mason, Chair of the Voice Search Committee,

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:

In order to successfully apply to this position, please complete the following 2-step application process:

  • Complete this online CU Careers application A cover letter and CV will be required.
  • Upon submission of this online application you will then be notified via email within 48 hours to submit the contact information for three letter of recommendation providers.
  • Selected candidates will later be notified to upload two separate 30-minute teaching videos; one of classroom teaching and one of a studio lesson. Instructions will be emailed to selected candidates.

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Boulder

    Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10362 - College of Music

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Sep 8, 2017

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Patrick Mason, Chair of the Voice Search Committee

    Posting Contact Email:

    Position Number: 00159184