Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Arts Area Coordinator. Full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Position appointment begins August 2022.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The School of Music and Dance (SM&D) seeks a dynamic educator and artist to be responsible for teaching applied voice lessons at the undergraduate and at the graduate levels. Commensurate with candidate’s experience, classroom responsibilities may include teaching courses within the vocal arts area such as vocal pedagogy, song literature, and diction. Active performing, creative activity, and scholarly contributions to the field at the regional and national levels, which bring visibility to the faculty member and to SDSU’s School of Music and Dance is expected. It is also expected that the candidate will coordinate the Vocal Arts Area; supervise vocal entrance auditions, juries, and voice recital committees; and engage in a robust campaign of recruitment activities in conjunction with the Music Education, Choral, and Opera Areas.
- The highest artistic and pedagogical abilities, and evidence of excellence in studio and classroom teaching at the university level
- Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with SM&D faculty
- Ability to teach courses in a range of topics including vocal pedagogy, song literature, and diction
- Master of Music degree with evidence of extensive professional experience and accomplishment in the field of vocal performance
- Exceptional communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Music Education, Choral, and Opera Areas
- Demonstrated track record of creative and professional activity at both the regional and national levels
- Doctorate in music is preferred
- Tenor/Baritone/Bass preferred; other voice-types with expertise teaching low voices encouraged to apply
- Accomplishments in performing and/or training across diverse musical styles and performance traditions
RANK AND SALARY:
Appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor, and the salary will be nationally competitive based on the successful candidate’s qualifications.
BUILDING ON INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE:
SDSU is committed to inclusion and diversity, as represented in the institutional strategic plan, Building on Excellence. As part of this commitment, this position may be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program, which creates additional faculty lines for schools or departments that hire candidates who meet two or more of the following criteria;
- Is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline
- Has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline
- Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
- Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research
- Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group
- Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities
- Has expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration
- Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education
For more information about the BIE program, visit https://sacd.sdsu.edu/cie/bie.
Screening of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The following required application materials must be submitted directly to the search committee Chair (contact information provided below):
- Cover letter;
- Teaching philosophy;
- Diversity statement which addresses two of the eight BIE criteria;
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Three letters of reference written within the last three years;
- Links to a video (or videos) totaling 30 minutes of recently recorded material (within the last three years) demonstrating studio and classroom teaching. Video must include lessons with one soprano or mezzo, and one tenor or baritone. Applicants are expected to include, either as titles in the videos themselves or in a document submitted with application materials, the dates of these lessons. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that videos are readily accessible and play back appropriately, regardless of computer platform (Mac, PC, etc.) or browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.);
- Links to video (or videos) totaling 30 minutes of recently recorded performances (within the last three years)
Please submit application materials via SDSU’s Interfolio portal: http://apply.interfolio.com/95714. Submit a Word Document (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing links to video materials that are immediately and reliably available via YouTube, Vimeo, or other similar online resource. Direct any queries about this position to: Dr. Arian Khaefi, Chair, Assistant Professor of Voice, Vocal Arts Area Coordinator Search Committee, School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. Email [email protected]
We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria.
San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, at the time of application, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and will not receive full consideration.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.