Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera
The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a one-year, full-time, temporary, non-tenure track visiting assistant professor, beginning in August of 2021.
UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center named the Top Young University in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The Department of Music is one of five performing and visual arts partners, along with the Department of Theatre, the Department of Art and Art History, the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, and the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Primary responsibility will be to teach applied voice to undergraduate music and musical theatre majors and graduate music education students, serve as stage director for full opera productions, and teach Opera Workshop and other courses as needed. Candidates with significant professional experience in musical theatre performance are especially encouraged to apply.
A Master’s degree in music is required (doctorate in music preferred) along with evidence of effective voice studio teaching in both classical and musical theatre genres. Because the faculty in the Department of Music cultivate and maintain a mutually supportive community, evidence of professional and collegial collaboration with colleagues is an important qualification for this position.
Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/8132. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, and links to recordings (video preferred, audio accepted) of the candidate singing three pieces in varying styles, with indications of the dates of the performances, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please include the links and names of references in your cover letter. Finalists will be asked to submit video documentation of teaching.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Won Cho at [email protected].
With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.