Director of Opera/Musical Theatre & Assistant Professor of Voice

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of North Alabama’s Department of Music, within the School of the Arts in the College of Arts & Sciences,  invites applications for a Tenure-Track, Director of Opera/Musical Theatre and Assistant Professor of Music – Voice,  beginning in Fall 2021. Tenor, baritone, or bass preferred, but all voice types are encouraged to apply. Experience teaching online and/or a willingness to do so is preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to direct two opera/musical theatre productions per academic year while maintaining excellence in teaching applied voice and 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 on May 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

A terminal degree in a discipline of voice is required. Experience in teaching collegiate-level applied voice and directing opera/musical theatre is required. Experience teaching collegiate-level vocal pedagogy, vocal diction, and vocal literature is a plus. Candidates must have a proven track record of professional work related to opera/musical theatre. Experience teaching online and/or a willingness to do so is preferred.

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at  Applications will only be accepted through this system.  Please be prepared to upload, at the time of application, 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 (upload under the attachment heading of “Other Document 1”), and a one-page diversity/equity/inclusion statement. Information regarding the diversity/equity/inclusion statement can be found here:

This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to an offer of employment, but unofficial transcripts will suffice for application purposes. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will result in a delayed response.

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. Our most recent Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Plan can be seen here:

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