The Portland State University School of Music and Theater seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor to direct PSU's opera program, teach applied voice, and give lectures in the vocal area. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record in performing in and/or producing opera at the national or international level. A knowledge of the standard operatic repertoire and a close familiarity with operatic languages is essential to this position, as well as a passion for working on new operas and mounting progressive productions. In addition to producing operas and leading opera workshop as well as other vocal area classes, the candidate will need to have a highly successful track record as a private teacher of applied voice. A thorough understanding of the developing classical voice is essential not only in the private teaching role, but also in picking and casting operas that are appropriate to the health and success of a young and diverse student body. It is of vital importance that the candidate has excellent people skills toward handling the successes and disappointments of a wide variety of vocal students, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues on PSU operas, interfacing constructively with our acclaimed choral program, and promoting the opera program with donors and community partners. The candidate will demonstrate a successful track record, as well as enthusiasm for recruiting students locally and nationally.
Portland State's College of the Arts has made a strong commitment to anti-racism and is seeking faculty whose life-experience, research, and teaching can advance this work throughout our campus and community. This position is one of three full-time positions (Choral Music/Social Justice, Opera/Voice, and Music Education) open in the School of Music and Theater through which we intend to advance our work promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
-Master's Degree -Nationally or internationally recognized as a performer or director in opera -A minimum of 3 years of teaching at the collegiate level or in young artist programs -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills -A thorough knowledge of the standard operatic repertoire, as well as an interest in new/progressive opera -A thorough knowledge of a diverse cross section of vocal literature including art song and oratorio
-Demonstrated engagement with issues around social equity and inclusion -Soprano or mezzo-soprano voice type -Experience with fundraising and program building -Experience in working with underrepresented music -A background in research and scholarship as it relates to vocal literature and opera theater -Extensive professional experience in opera
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About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state