The University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music invites applications for a Part-Time Adjunct Instructor in Vocal Performance to begin on January 1, 2023. This is a one-semester appointment ending May 15, 2023.
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. A new educational model for undergraduates in the Classical Performance & Composition Division, launched in fall 2019, renews Thorntonâs commitment to a virtuosic education and asks students to reimagine what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Thornton offers students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown. For more information, please visit us at http://music.usc.edu/.
The student body at USC is extraordinarily diverse: it is racially and ethnically a majority/minority population with a full range of expressions of gender, ability and sexual identities which we embrace as a source of institutional strength and community pride. The successful applicant will be adept at teaching, communicating and empathizing with our diverse student community.
The Universityâs commitment to building an academic environment hospitable to this wide range of diversity is full and complete. To that end, we are seeking to create as diverse a pool of candidates as possible, one which reflects the broad diversity of identities and experiences that comprise the country as well as the field of vocal performance.
Principal duties will include teaching individual instruction to Vocal Arts majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As currently projected, this position will teach a studio of approximately 12 undergraduate and graduate students of all voice types. The actual teaching load will depend on enrollment and may vary. Additional duties include leading periodic studio classes throughout the semester and attending department meetings and juries as needed and requested.
The ideal candidate will have a record of success in teaching individual studio instruction at the collegiate or pre-professional level, and demonstrated excellence as a distinguished performer of operatic and concert repertoire. Baritone or Bass-Baritone preferred.
Minimum Education: Bachelor of Music Degree
Minimum Experience: A record of successful teaching of advanced students, either in a private studio setting or within a university or conservatory. Consideration may be given for extensive professional performance experience, in operatic and/or concert settings, in lieu of other qualifications, if appropriate.
Preferred Education: Masterâs Degree in Vocal Performance.
Applications must be received no later than June 10, 2022.
Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a link to a teaching video of 30 -50 minutes in length and contact information for three references who may be contacted for letters if needed.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.