UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
Division of Music
Assistant Professor of Voice. Tenure track. Full-time
The UMKC Conservatory seeks people who will help build the future
of Conservatory education and research in the performing arts. We
seek faculty who demonstrate a growth mindset, with an
understanding that learning is an ongoing process. We seek faculty
who believe that art has the power to help us understand ourselves,
each other, and our culture while empowering us to move that
culture forward. Qualified candidates will engage in work that
appeals to, and positively impacts, the global population. They
will work strategically in ways that adapt to the opportunities in
their regions, and work within frameworks that embrace
transdisciplinary possibilities. They will also be committed to
UMKC’s key values of Accountability, Learning, Respect, Diversity,
Collaboration, and Integrity.
For more information about the Conservatory, please visit www.conservatory.umkc.edu
Tenure-track duties and responsibilities for the successful
candidate will include:
§ Teach undergraduate and graduate applied voice;
§ Teach coursework within the vocal curriculum according to the
candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Vocal Studies Area, with
the potential to work collaboratively with other areas within the
Music Division or within the larger Conservatory, with Dance and
§ Recruit and retain high caliber undergraduate and graduate voice
§ Maintain an active professional profile that reflects the career
of a successful teacher/performer/scholar;
§ Contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Vocal Studies
Area; collaborate musically and artistically, both within and
outside of the university;
§ Contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments
characteristic of a Conservatory within a university;
§ Enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan
§ Participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory
and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as
well as engaging in other Conservatory activities.
The successful candidate must provide evidence of:
· Successful and innovative experience teaching voice, preferably
in a university setting;
· Pedagogical skill in teaching varied vocal genres and styles to
prepare students for successful and innovative music careers;
· Significant professional experience as a performer/scholar;
· Ability to recruit quality undergraduate and graduate voice
· An earned terminal degree in vocal performance or vocal pedagogy,
or equivalent professional experience.
(Preference given to tenors, though all voice types will be
Anticipated Hiring Range
$55,000-$65,000 based on candidate’s documented qualifications,
record of creative/scholarly activity, and experience .
For consideration, you must apply online at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/
, click in Academic Positions Job Opening ID 49095
Please complete the online application form and provide:
· your cover letter highlighting your career achievements which
qualify you for a tenure track faculty position
· curriculum vitae including educational background, previous
academic appointments and artistic credentials
· if available, links to professional webpage or performances
· list of 3 professional references with current contact
As practical, please combine all application materials into one PDF
or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment.
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and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please
contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
We will contact references and request educational transcripts for
applicants who progress to the finalist stage .
Review of application materials will begin November 13, 2023 and
will continue until the position is filled.
This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, ranked tenure-track faculty
position to begin Fall Semester 2024.
Our academic schedules and workload provide for a positive
is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited
university in the Kansas City area with award-winning academic
programs and faculty. Our university is committed to being a model
urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with
diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more
economically secure quality of life. It is part of the larger
University of Missouri System (UMS). The UMKC Conservatory is the
designated performing arts campus of the University of Missouri
System of 4 campuses. We are a vital partner in Kansas City’s rich
cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional
instruction and an extensive array of performances.
A City on the Rise:
Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas
City offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant, urban community
with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. The
university is in one of the most entrepreneurial cities in America
and the metropolitan area has a population of more than 2.4
million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of cultural
arts with internationally acclaimed venues including the Kauffman
Center for Performing Arts, 18th
& Vine jazz
district, KC Rep, Starlight Theatre, and other local sites known
for a rich history of music and performing arts. Our community
boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, art
galleries, and great local and ethnic cuisine (KC BBQ!!). Our
beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and
mountains for outdoor enthusiasts, all within an easy drive.
This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your
total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits
package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement,
and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For
additional information on University benefits, please visit the
Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure
each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research, and engagement.
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