This position is on site at our Cullowhee, NC campus.
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The School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University seeks a voice teacher at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month fixed-term position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected. Anticipated begin work date is August 2022.
Responsibilities may include:
Teaching voice lessons to BFA Musical Theatre students and participating in weekly Voice Studio Masterclasses.
Scheduling BFA Musical Theatre student voice lessons and accompaniment sessions.
Teaching courses that may include vocal pedagogy, music theory, aural skills, piano skills, musical theatre ensembles, and other courses as needed and according to the applicant's areas of specialization.
Serve as an academic advisor for BFA Musical Theatre students.
Serve on departmental adjudication panels and juries.
Take an active part in recruitment, including auditions, festivals, and outreach activities.
Take part in planning and organizing enrichment activities such as visiting artists, master classes, vocal competitions, recording sessions, etc.
Take part in planning and coordinating major performances including main stage productions, thesis productions, and side stage (student-run) productions.
Serve on assigned and/or voluntary school, college, and university committees
Commit to Western Carolina University's and the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Art's diversity and inclusion efforts, including a commitment to creating a curriculum that includes works by diverse composers.
Other duties or classes that are deemed appropriate by the Head of Musical Theatre, Head of Stage and Screen, or Dean of the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Contributing to ongoing curriculum review and refreshment, including university, college, and department-wide curriculum assessment processes.
The School of Stage and Screen is housed in the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts. The school serves approximately 200 majors in Film & Television Production, Musical Theatre | Acting performance, Entertainment Design & Technology, and BA Theatre. It also houses a flourishing Dance Minor.
Musical Theatre at WCU affirms and encourages four shared values: Authentic Curiosity, Daring Experimentation, Joyful Contribution, and Radical Critical Thought. Through individual alignment with these core values, we build a diverse, inclusive, and compassionate community that values and honors its members and holds space for growth, inspiration, security, and excellence.
MFA in Musical Theatre or MFA/MM in Vocal Performance. Individuals without a terminal degree but with commensurate professional experience will also be considered.
MFA in Musical Theatre or DMA/PhD in Music Education (with vocal concentration) or Vocal Performance.
At least three years of experience teaching in higher education. Demonstrated professional experience in the Musical Theatre world, including, but not limited to: Performance, Music Directing, Vocal Coaching, Vocal Direction, Composition, Arrangement, or Rehearsal Accompanist/Musical Director.
Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first-generation college students.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration.
Interested applicants must include the following attachments: Letter of Application; Curriculum Vitae; unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree; and a list of three professional references (including full contact information).
For questions or additional information, please contact Chair of Search Committee (Claire Eye) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.
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