Assistant/Associate Professor of Voice

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
04 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 40 non-tenure track faculty.

The University Center for the Arts is a nationally recognized state-of the art 350,000 square foot facility, that includes a 550-seat concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 200-seat dance theatre, dedicated rehearsal, production and research spaces, along with classrooms, labs and practice rooms.

Colorado State University (CSU) is a land grant institution with a student enrollment of approximately 30,000 students in over 150 programs, and a faculty numbering 1,700. The College of Liberal Arts, within which the school is located, is the largest college in the University.

CSU is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a beautiful city of 150,000 located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. Outside magazine has named Fort Collins an “editor’s choice” for its “America’s Best Towns 2013” edition.

Colorado State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Position Summary

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Voice. This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2018.

Primary responsibilities will be to teach applied voice to undergraduate and graduate students, teach courses in vocal pedagogy, and team-teach within the innovative Freshman Voice Studio curriculum. Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned according to the interests and qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the school. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a creative agenda that is commensurate with expectations of a Research I institution, including performing regionally, nationally, and internationally. Actively support opera and choral programs (e.g. adjudicating auditions, participate in outreach and recruitment). Advise and mentor graduate students. Appropriate university service is expected. Participate in departmental committees. Recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate vocal students for the vocal, choral and opera programs on a local, regional, national, and international level.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Doctorate degree in vocal performance and/or pedagogy or Master of Music degree in vocal performance and/or pedagogy and 5 years of significant professional performance experience required (Sustained career in vocal performance of at least 5 years that must include documented performances at regional, national, and international venues, including but not limited to “A” level Opera houses as well as significant concert halls, recital halls and theaters etc.).

Evidence of successful college studio voice teaching experience required.

Evidence of excellence in performance artistry and the potential for continued advancement as a performer required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Mezzo-soprano, Baritone or Bass-baritone preferred.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate on many levels, including team-teaching and performing in faculty chamber ensembles.

Experience in related areas: Song Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, Diction, Opera History and Voice Techniques.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application procedure; All materials must be submitted digitally.

Letter of application.

Curriculum vitae.

Three letters of recommendation (when you submit your application, the references you list will automatically be prompted to upload these letters). Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by March 5, 2018 to ensure full consideration.

A link to a teaching video (include two lessons, approximately 15-minutes in length, with both a male and female student, preferably at different levels of ability). Upload under “Media” in the Applicant Documents.

A 15-20 minute video of the candidate’s performing (different styles and a minimum of four languages) will be requested of semi-finalists.

Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising Duty/Responsibility

  • Applied Voice Lessons – MU272/472/672.
  • Vocal Pedagogy and Advanced Vocal Pedagogy – MU 467 and MU 557.
  • Other teaching assignments as assigned according to needs of department and candidate’s experience.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research/Creative Activities Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform and present regularly on a national level (required). Creative activity on an international level is an expectation at the rank of Associate Professor.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to continue an active performing career, both outside of the university and within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Service/Outreach Duty/Responsibility

  • Appropriate university service is expected. Advise graduate students. Participate in departmental committees.
  • Actively support opera and choral programs (e.g. adjudicating auditions, participate in outreach and recruitment).
  • Recruit outstanding vocal students for the vocal, choral and opera programs on local, regional, national, and international levels.