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Assistant Professor of Music in Voice (TE) (Soprano)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The following documents must be electronically uploaded with your application: * Letter of interest * Curriculum vitae * Three letters of recommendation to be uploaded as one document via UACareers or submitted to Amy Burmeister, Administrative Associate, at amyburmeister@email.arizona.edu. If you elect the latter, please submit a document in the 'Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation' slot indicating that the reference letters have been submitted via email. * Five references whom we may contact (email and phone number) * A document with web/media links to three (video preferred) recordings of representative performances and links to two, twenty-minute lessons (one undergraduate and one graduate-level singer preferred but not necessary) (Youtube, website or similar format). Upload as a single PDF. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Stuckey, Chair, Voice (soprano) Search Committee at wastuckey@email.arizona.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor of Music in Voice (TE) (Soprano)
Department School of Music (3503)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music in Voice (Soprano). This is a full-time, tenure-eligible appointment.

Tucson, Arizona enjoys a sunny, temperate mountain climate and a thriving arts community. The activities of the Voice and Opera area are generously supported by the Amelia Rieman Endowed Chair as well as the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona which provides scholarships, grants, fundraising and an annual scholarship competition. In addition, our collaboration with the Tucson Desert Song Festival brings world-class artists and clinicians for masterclasses and performances to our campus. Furthermore, there are five internal voice competitions throughout the year and an internationally ranked choral program.

The faculty member will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. Faculty in our department participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2016 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by World@Work! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach applied classical vocal lessons to students at the undergraduate through doctoral levels
  • Conduct a weekly studio class
  • Maintain an active professional profile
  • Contribute to the vibrant performing atmosphere of the Fred Fox School of Music by engaging in creative activity.
  • Teach course(s) in accordance with a candidate’s areas of expertise
  • Participate in recruiting on a local, national, and international level
  • Advise all students, but especially graduate students, in their academic progress (thesis, comprehensive exams, etc.)
  • Participate in faculty governance
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Record of distinguished performance and/or scholarship
  • Excellence as a studio instructor
Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in music
  • Demonstrated successful teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level
  • Evidence of exemplary creative/scholarly accomplishment (master classes, scholarly presentations, recordings, publication, etc.)
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $53,000 Annually
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21164
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Andrew Stuckey
wastuckey@email.arizona.edu
520-621-7014

Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/16/2017
Special Instructions Summary

The following documents must be electronically uploaded with your application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation to be uploaded as one document via UACareers or submitted to Amy Burmeister, Administrative Associate, at amyburmeister@email.arizona.edu. If you elect the latter, please submit a document in the ‘Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation’ slot indicating that the reference letters have been submitted via email.
  • Five references whom we may contact (email and phone number)
  • A document with web/media links to three (video preferred) recordings of representative performances and links to two, twenty-minute lessons (one undergraduate and one graduate-level singer preferred but not necessary) (Youtube, website or similar format). Upload as a single PDF.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Stuckey, Chair, Voice (soprano) Search Committee at wastuckey@email.arizona.edu.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a master's degree in music?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Media File
  4. Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation
  5. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents