Music-Vocalist Tenure Track
St. Olaf College’s Department of Music seeks a vocalist with demonstrated commitment to supporting a thriving and diverse undergraduate music program for a full-time tenure track position to begin in August 2019. The primary responsibility will be to teach voice performance studies to music majors in both professional and liberal arts degree programs and non-music majors. Preference will be given to tenor, baritone, or bass voices. As a part of the department’s ongoing efforts to expand its offerings, classically trained applicants with experience in Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM), jazz, or globally diverse traditions are encouraged to apply.
We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the department’s commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the area of music. Candidates, in their letters of application, should address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.
The candidate should maintain a professional profile through professional performance and other activities. Doctoral degree preferred. Keyboard skills sufficient to support instruction are required.
Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. On-campus interviews are projected to take place in November. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, email <[email protected]> or call 507-786-3356.
In addition to performance studies instruction, responsibilities will include voice-related classes, collaborating with music faculty in performances, serving on department committees, academic advising, and participating in student recruitment efforts. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop mentored undergraduate research projects and to contribute to individual student mentorship within the context of a liberal arts curriculum. Additionally, the new hire may have the opportunity to teach in an interdisciplinary learning community and/or develop elective courses in music or in conjunction with other departments of the college.
The successful candidate will be a pedagogue and artist of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, the successful candidate will demonstrate, both in performance and in teaching, how excellent music making and a liberal arts education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. In addition to a proven record of success in teaching voice and excellent performing ability, the candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and college.
Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes: 1) a letter of application explaining their qualifications for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) recordings and/or videos of the candidate’s performances, 4) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) and 5) the names and email contact information for three professional references. (At this time, no letters of reference are required. For semi-finalist candidates, St. Olaf College will solicit letters directly from the references provided).
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. We are especially interested in candidates who will support and further the mission of our diverse community and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.