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Faculty job opportunity

Assistant Teaching Professor of Voice - Soprano

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

Job description:

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University seeks a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in Voice - Soprano with a start date of fall 2023. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate applied voice instruction. This is a full-time, fixed-term, benefits eligible position on the Tempe campus.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to instruct at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the musical theatre and classical styles. Further responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students regionally, nationally and internationally, mentoring and assisting students in developing their professional goals and working effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy and advance the mission of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre. We seek an innovative individual who will participate in and further our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the School of Music, Dance and Theatre

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is widely recognized for preparing artists, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs to become creative leaders who transform society through their art. Our internationally recognized faculty artists, scholars and guest artists are motivating and compassionate mentors who work with students to cultivate excellence and personal growth. Our nationally recognized programs feature a comprehensive range of degrees plus minors and certificates and more than 600 concerts, events, performances, productions and recitals each year. Located in the culturally rich Southwest in one of the most vibrant, expanding urban centers, our programs afford students access to a diverse environment and engagement in Phoenix’s flourishing arts community. Above all, we value the creativity, personal experience and voice each student brings to the school. For more information on the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, visit musicdancetheatre.asu.edu.

The voice faculty in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre is committed to producing outstanding classical and musical theatre singers and training excellent voice teachers, music educators and music therapists. Our musical theatre and opera programs include lively collaborations with professional companies in Phoenix, including Arizona Opera, Phoenix Theatre, and the Phoenix Symphony.

Required qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in voice
  • Evidence of college voice teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, recruitment and service

Desired qualifications:

  • Six years of full-time college teaching experience
  • Experience teaching performance, music education and/or music therapy majors and non-majors
  • Expertise in musical theatre, classical, and/or contemporary commercial music performance practice styles and vocal technique
  • Professional musical theatre and/or operatic stage experience
  • Expertise in recruiting students
  • Research interest in health and singing
  • Expertise in singing competition adjudication
  • The ability to work and collaborate across artistic disciplines, with people outside the arts, across campus, and in the community
  • The ability to advance innovative teaching practices and envision new paradigms of arts education

We acknowledge the 22 tribes who are native to Arizona, and more specifically the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Piipaash or Pee Posh (Maricopa) tribes on whose ancestral homelands ASU’s Tempe campus resides.

Application deadline:

The application deadline is May 21, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instruction to apply:

Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing how the candidate uniquely meets the qualifications for the position, in particular: work experience, innovative teaching, creative activity and/or research, collaboration, recruitment, and service; 
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and,
  • A separate document with the names and contact information of at least three references.

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/117085.

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