Lecturer of Applied Voice

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 09, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Type
Full Time

Washburn University’s Department of Music invites applications for a Lecturer position in Applied Voice. The position is a one-year, 9-month appointment and will begin August 1, 2021.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,800 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive curriculum. We especially welcome applicants from historically underrepresented groups within higher education. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies and the core value of inclusion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Voice; ABD applicants will be considered.
  • A successful record of collegiate level voice teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Soprano or Mezzo Soprano.
  • Professional Performance Experience.
  • Experience teaching collegiate-level foreign language diction.
  • Experience with recruiting students at the university level.
  • Experience in a collegiate Musical Theater program.


  • Teach Applied Voice.
  • Teach Music for the stage.
  • Recruitment of students and maintain a public profile as a teacher and performer.
  • May also be asked to teach additional music courses as assigned to fit qualifications.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the life of the department and university through creative and/ or scholarly activities and service.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin on June 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Send application letter, vita, a link to an on-line video demonstrating rehearsal and performance footage, copies of transcripts and name/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to: music@washburn.edu . Only electronic applications will be accepted. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.