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Artist Teacher of Voice (mezzo-soprano)

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Notice of Faculty Vacancy

Position: Artist Teacher of Voice (mezzo-soprano), full-time, nine-month, tenure-track

Duties: Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate voice students; teach vocal pedagogy and possibly other voice-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; perform in collaboration with faculty and student ensembles, and as a soloist both on and off campus; serve on selected committees, including those involving the audition process; and other duties as appropriate and needed.

Qualifications: Documented and demonstrable advanced solo vocal performance ability is essential for this position. Applicants should also possess successful teaching experience at the collegiate level, ideally including vocal pedagogy. Highly desired additional abilities include: expertise in the International Phonetic Alphabet and lyric diction for singers; successful experience with an opera workshop course; and substantial knowledge of standard song literature. A doctorate in voice or closely related field is required to achieve tenure, although professional equivalency may be considered. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Rank, Salary, and Benefits: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary based upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement, health, dental, and eye-care insurance.

The University: Illinois State University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, twin cities with a combined population of 125,000. The University enrolls approximately 21,000 students. The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Fine Arts, has an enrollment of 400 music majors: 330 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. The School of Music has 43 full-time faculty and 50 graduate assistants.           

Employment Date: August 16, 2018

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process:

To ensure full consideration, please attach an online faculty application, a formal letter of application, a current CV, and a list of at least three references with contact information to posting number 0709854 at https://www.Jobs.IllinoisState.edu/ no later than December 1, 2017. In addition, submit 5 (five) audio examples of your singing in .mp3 format only, drawn from the standard operatic, art song, and oratorio genres, representing a variety of stylistic periods and demonstrating competency in all of the following languages: Italian, French, German, and English. The audio examples, plus three confidential letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to https://www.sendto.ilstu.edu/ no later than December 1, 2017. Once on the SendTo site, you will be asked for your name (Last Name, First Name), organization (Voice Search), and email address (your preferred email address). All materials must be in .pdf or .mp3 format. No other formats will be accepted. Each document submitted should be titled with the candidate’s last name first, followed by first initial, dash, and then title of the document (ex:  DoeJ-AriaNo1.mp3). Additional materials may be requested from applicants at a later date.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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Posted: 11/14/2017
Application Due: 1/13/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary based on qualifications and experience