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Texas Tech School of Music
Lubbock, Texas
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Announcement

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC / DIRECTOR OF OPERA Appointment: Tenure track, beginning fall 2023

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin on January 2, 2023

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA) School of Music at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Opera who  serves as Director of Opera Theater. This position is for a scholar and educator with an established or emerging academic record and evidence of (or potential for) national/international prominence. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2023 fall semester.

Position Description: This 9-month faculty position provides artistic leadership and stage direction for Texas Tech University Opera Theater’s operatic and musical theater productions in addition to instruction of area-specific courses.

The successful candidate will join a cohort of voice, choral, and orchestral faculty who are active performers and educators at a national and international level and who have produced alumni who perform and teach globally.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the School, College, TTU, and broader Lubbock community by engaging in activities such as: 1) committee work and academic support services such as undergraduate and graduate reviews; 2) recruiting activities for the School of Music; 3) thesis and dissertation committee work; 3) curriculum review and development; 4) supervision of student organizations; 5) participation in sponsored off-campus activities and other forms of community engagement.

Position Requirements:

  1. Masters degree in music or a related field with academic specialization or professional experience in stage direction Record of a minimum of three years of relevant professional activity and/or research that demonstrates emerging or established national/international recognition in the field operatic stage direction. A minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college level directing opera or equivalent professional experience. Demonstrated and ongoing commitment to equitable, inclusive, and antiracist pedagogy that serves diverse student populations. Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in opera, opera literature, and stage direction. Ability to recruit and retain a talented and diverse cohort of students to programs within the School of Music and College of Visual and Performing Arts Demonstrated record of professional research/creative activity relevant to opera/musical theatre direction. Ability and desire to direct student research, coordinate student internships, and to perform service duties including, but not limited to, recruiting, program-building, curricular review, and programmatic assessment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Earned terminal degree Ability to work across schools within the College of Visual and Performing Arts to collaborate with theatre and dance faculty to produce operatic and musical theater productions. Demonstrated ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally   Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged 

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, people with disabilities, and dual-career couples.




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