The University of Kentucky is seeking a Lecturer in Voice, to begin in Fall 2021. Primary responsibility will be to teach weekly applied voice to undergraduate and graduate performance and music education majors, as well as musical theatre certificate students; conduct weekly studio classes; instruct in song, opera literature, and music theatre repertoire, and engage in recruitment activities. Candidates will also be expected to participate in annual School of Music admissions auditions and end-of-semester jury exams, and collaborate with the voice faculty to provide an appropriate, well-rounded, and individualized performance curriculum. Possible secondary responsibilities in class voice, opera production, and/or other areas may be considered, depending on candidate's expertise. Candidates with significant international/national professional experience in opera and musical theatre performance are especially encouraged to apply. All voice types considered – Tenor, Baritone or Bass preferred. All applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first‐generation college students.
The School of Music has 53 full-time faculty, with an enrollment of over 400 students. The School of Music offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master's degree in music therapy. The School is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu/music.
When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and video link(s) of recent performances (upload under Specific Request 1). Please also include the names and contact information for three additional references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system. Applicants should be prepared to submit video(s) of teaching individual lessons of treble and TBB voices. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
A Master's degree in music is required (doctorate or ABD preferred)
Required Related Experience:
Evidence of effective voice studio teaching in classical and musical theatre genres as demonstrated by a record of students' success. A minimum of two years teaching experience working with developing and advanced voices in an applied studio setting is required. Candidates with significant professional international/national performance experience in opera, concert, and musical theatre performance, as well as evidence of working in a professional academic setting, will also be strongly considered. The faculty in the School of Music are a mutually supportive community; the ability to collaborate professionally and collegially with colleagues is an important component of this position.
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.