Division of Vocal Studies

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following position in the School of Music, Vocal Studies.

Tracking ID#: F011866

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Voice (tenure-track position)

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include extensive knowledge of and ability to teach English, French, Italian, and German diction in a classroom setting; excellent keyboard skills; ability to work well in a collaborative environment; and ability and/or experience in coaching recital repertoire. Coaching experience in a professional opera company (as a staff member or an apprentice artist) or in a university opera program is preferred. A master’s degree is required, but a doctorate or equivalent professional experience is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This person will be responsible for coaching vocal students on operatic, recital, and audition repertoire; teaching diction or other related voice courses; and assisting the Musical Director for Baylor Opera Theater, preparing productions as needed. Other duties may be assigned.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 15, 2015

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, a list of additional references, complete academic transcripts, and audio recording of recent performances of song or operatic repertoire. All materials must be submitted electronically to Randall Umstead, Director, Division of Vocal Studies, at Randy_Umstead@baylor.edu.

Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted.

Baylor is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.