Assistant Professor, Voice - Lamont School of Music

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

With approximately 300 music majors, The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by an exceptionally talented and diverse student body as well as a faculty recognized nationally and internationally who tour, record, perform, publish, present scholarly work, and compose at the highest professional levels. Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the music program offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Jazz Studies, Composition, and Recording and Production; Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Pedagogy; Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology; and other certificates and Artist Diplomas. The culturally vibrant city of Denver is located in the beautiful Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. With a metropolitan population of more than 2 million, it has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. Denver is within easy driving distance to festivals in Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Steamboat Springs, and others. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit www.du.edu/lamont.

Position Summary

The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music seeks an artist-teacher of Voice at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning Fall Quarter 2021. We invite candidates with demonstrable success at the national level and who understand the changing landscape and challenges faced by today’s practicing musicians. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.  

Essential Functions

  • Teach applied voice at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Maintain and develop a national or international reputation.
  • Recruit and maintain a voice studio of the highest quality.
  • Teach related courses in the vocal area as assigned.
  • Serve on School of Music and University governance committees as assigned or elected, audition committees for incoming students, and recital boards and/or examination committees for graduate students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with particular implementation of inclusive principles in teaching.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Music.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Outstanding potential for developing a national or international reputation as a performing artist.

Preferred Qualifications

  • National or international reputation as a performing artist.
  • Advanced degree(s) beyond the Master's, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Openness to a broad range of musical styles.
  • Excellent record of teaching and recruitment at the University level.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by January 4, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $68,000 - $73,000/annually. 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter describing the candidate’s experience in performance, teaching, and community engagement, and a vision for training musicians in a rapidly changing field.
  3. One-page statement about experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions [https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-action-plan] regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  4. Names and contact information for three references who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation. An email will be sent to the recommenders once your application has been submitted. The letters of recommendation will be reviewed as part of the initial screening process. 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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