COFAC-N-3147L, Lecturer in Music for the Stage

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Lecturer in Music for the Stage

Department of Music

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer in Music for the Stage (opera workshop) in the Department of Music beginning August 2018.


Doctorate preferred, Masters required. College/university level teaching experience desired, experience in stage direction and willingness to work in team situations. Ability to teach and coach multiple styles of solo vocal music (opera, musical theatre, art song, cabaret song) and expertise in coaching lyric diction in at least German, French, Italian and English. Demonstrated current solo vocal performance commensurate with the position responsibilities. Demonstrated experience with developing, managing and working within production budget parameters. Demonstrated effective teamwork with all production personnel involved in the execution of fully staged operas and opera scenes programs. Previous experience with leading and administering educational outreach opera desired. Interdisciplinary experience or interest in collaboration desired. Diversity, equity and inclusion are high priorities for Towson University, applicants must articulate and demonstrate how they address these institutional priorities in all aspects of their teaching and as a faculty colleague.


Teach the equivalent of four 3 credit courses per semester. Lecturer in Music for the Stage (opera workshop), Opera in a Can (children’s opera outreach), vocal methods for instrumental music education students and non-majors, and applied voice. Other teaching duties based upon the candidates qualifications and departmental needs. Fulfilling expectations for scholarship/creative activity and service to the institution. Additional duties commensurate with qualifications and departmental needs.

Department of Music:

The Department of Music ( is committed to fostering a learning community that mirrors the face of the population surrounding the campus, regionally and statewide. The department enrolls a diverse student population of approximately 260 students, served by 27 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. The Department of Music offers comprehensive degree programs in Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, and minors in Music and Music Industry. The Department of Music is accredited by NASM and is housed in the University’s Center for the Arts. The Voice Division has approximately 70 majors served by six full-time and three part-time faculty.

Towson University:

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of completed digital dossiers will begin on April 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. A completed digital dossier will include: a) letter of application, b) a curriculum vitae, c) three letters of recommendation written within the past two years and sent by the recommender, d) unofficial transcripts, e) a video sample of recent stage direction, f) audio or video samples of the candidate’s solo vocal performance, g) a one page philosophy of teaching addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for the position as described. Links to YouTube are strongly encouraged for video and audio submissions.

Submit digital dossier materials to:

[email protected]

For additional information please use the following email addresses:

Professor Leneida Crawford, [email protected], 410-704-2818

Professor Min Jin [email protected], 410-704-2832

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-3147L.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.






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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 6/3/2018
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