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Assistant Professor of Voice, Director of Vocal Studies

University of Missouri, St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music

Job Description

The mission of the Music Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) is to inspire and deliver a well-rounded education for performers, composers, scholars, teachers, and the university community with instruction necessary for success in a variety of music careers, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning. Our Music Department is committed to teaching, research/creativity, and public service. In addition to its role of advancing knowledge as part of a comprehensive research university, the Music Department advances the University’s land grant tradition by enhancing the cultural life of the St. Louis metropolitan area, providing high quality and accessible educational experiences in music. We serve music majors in BA, BME, BM and MEd (Music Emphasis) degree programs and are a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

We currently seek a new colleague to join our talented, dynamic, and dedicated faculty in the position of Applied Voice Instructor and Director of Vocal Studies. In this role, you may teach Applied Voice, Opera/Music Theatre Workshop, Diction, and other courses that align with your expertise. In addition, you will be expected to pursue research or creative works in vocal performance as well as actively participate in student recruitment and professional service and outreach.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate (or ABD) in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated record as a vocal soloist.
  • Demonstrate record of pedagogic excellence
Preferred qualifications:
  • Collegiate teaching experience
  • Experience teaching diverse and genres
  • Experience supporting the success of students from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds.
Anticipated Hiring Range
  • Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track, salary commensurate with experience.
  • Nine-month academic appointment in the Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to commence August 15, 2024

Application Materials

• A cover letter addressing your interest in the position and how your experience addresses the qualifications listed above. Please also describe how your experiences and expertise align with the UM System Values Statement (below).
• A curriculum vitae
• A statement describing your research interests or creative works
• Three references and work samples will be requested of shortlisted candidates

All applications must be submitted on the UMSL HR Careers portal . Please combine all application materials into a single PDF and upload to the portal. The review process will begin on March 22, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via video conference in early April. Finalists will be invited for a campus visit .

Questions about the position may be directed to:

Dr. James Henry, Search Committee Chair,

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 22, 2024 but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

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 .

Values Commitment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.



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