The University of North Alabama’s Department of Music invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Voice beginning in Fall 2023. Tenor, baritone, or bass is preferred, but all voice types are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain excellence in teaching while directing student stage productions of varying size, scope, and style, and teach related coursework such as vocal pedagogy and diction; develop and maintain an agenda of research and/or creative activities relevant in the field; perform recruiting activities for the department; attend faculty and other relevant meetings; mentor students in the department; and foster diversity and inclusion among students. The initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please read the special instructions to applicants section of the posting to ensure all documents needed are uploaded. Applications submitted without all required documents will be considered incomplete.
The successful candidate will teach a 12-credit hour course load for the fall and spring semesters that encompasses applied voice and other coursework as assigned;direct opera/musical theatre productions; perform student advising duties; provide service to the university community; pursue performance opportunities and other creative/scholarly activities; and perform other duties as assigned.
UNA is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus. We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.
A terminal degree in a discipline of voice is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered. Experience in teaching collegiate-level applied voice is required. Experience directing opera/musical theatre, teaching collegiate-level vocal pedagogy, vocal diction, and vocal literature is preferred. Candidates must have a proven track record of professional work related to fully staged productions, concert work, and chamber music. A search for the regular position will occur in the next academic year, with the selected candidate for this visiting position eligible to apply.
To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/una/jobs/4050551/visiting-assistant-professor-of-music-voice. Applications will only be accepted via this system. This position requires that applicants upload a cover letter; resume/CV; a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references; a creative portfolio containing 1-2 links to a current vocal performance; and a one-page diversity statement, a description of which can be found here. We encourage applicants to upload additional links to an applied lesson teaching demonstration and an opera/musical theatre rehearsal and performance. The diversity statement, creative portfolio, and transcripts must be uploaded in the application section as SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENTS. The supplemental attachment link will only appear after the required attachments have been uploaded. Applications submitted without all stated required documents will be considered incomplete.
Transcripts for the highest degree attained are required for a complete application packet. Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 256-765-4291.
The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.