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Assistant/Associate Professor of Voice/Opera (45381)

Employer
Claflin University
Location
Claflin University Main Campus - Orangeburg, SC, 29115

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Claflin University Main Campus - Orangeburg, SC

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Any

Job Category: Education

Description

Responsibilities

Teach applied voice lessons, vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, vocal diction, and assist/direct the lyric opera production and complete other assignments commensurate with departmental needs and the candidate's qualifications. The candidate is expected to participate fully in departmental recruitment, advising/mentoring activities, promoting the Department within the state, nationally and internationally. Voice faculty must recruit, retain, teach and graduate a strong studio of singers at the undergraduate level and must be effective in fulfilling committee service, grantsmanship, and expected to be significantly active in creative and/or research activities consistent with all faculty appointments.

Qualifications

Qualifications

A Masters degree in vocal performance and/or pedagogy is required; a completed doctorate is required for tenure-track appointment and rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate should have significant concert or stage experience in the field of opera/musical theatre and a demonstrated capacity as a studio voice teacher at the university level. Full-time university teaching experience is preferred.

SALARY: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website, to include uploading your current curriculum vita to the same site. Send a letter of application, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, a link to a portfolio of developed work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

Email: imcgee@claflin.edu Office telephone: (803) 535-5234

Organization

Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.


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