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The Mead Witter School of Music invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Voice. We seek a colleague who will join a nationally renowned faculty and contribute to our program through teaching courses that develop and support a wide range of musical endeavors. We are focused on the ways higher education can change lives and benefit the world around us. The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community. Duties include recruiting and teaching a studio of undergraduates, MM, and DMA students and offering voice-related courses as needed and assigned. Additional responsibilities include carrying out creative scholarship appropriate to a tenure-track position at a top-ten public research university, contributing to the School's educational, creative, research, and engagement missions, participating in graduate degree committees, and providing leadership and service within the School, College and University. Tenor, baritone or bass preferred, with all applicants considered.
Responsibilities will include:
--Recruit and teach a diverse studio of voice students (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, including music performance majors, music education majors and double majors). --The expectation is to teach 15-17 students with courses as needed in candidate's area of expertise and voice-related topics. Studio size may be reduced depending on the course load. --Teach a weekly studio class. --Demonstrate the School's commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging, recognizing the gifts and needs of all students, with a desire to build relationships across diverse campus and community groups. --Pursue and implement opportunities for program development. --Carry out creative scholarship appropriate to a tenure-track position. --Contribute vigorously to the school's educational, research, and engagement missions. --Serve on graduate degree committees. --Carry out leadership and service and contribute to shared governance within the school, college, and University. --As a member of the College of L&S, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Master's Degree in Music or similar required by start of appointment.
--Minimum of 3 years of college level instructional experience prior to start date --Previous experience teaching voice-related courses --Broad knowledge of diverse repertoire --Language skills in English, Italian, French, and German --Demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive
Preference will be given to candidates with successful teaching and recruitment experience in voice at the college level, a record of professional performing experience at the national/international level, clear potential for future success in performance, and evidence of significant creative/research activities.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 19, 2024
Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)
With 33 full-time faculty, 23 full- and part-time instructional staff, and 22 administrative staff, the Mead Witter School of Music serves approximately 300 undergraduate majors and graduate students in BA, BS, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD degree programs. The Mead Witter Community is committed to pursuing musical and scholarly excellence, fostering an inclusive and collegial environment, and increasing diversity among its faculty and students. The School of Music is located in the Mosse Humanities Building on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with performance and rehearsal facilities in historic Music Hall and the state-of-the-art Hamel Music Center.
The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us-- students, staff, and faculty--can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which each of us feels a great sense of belonging. There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.
How to Apply:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 286779. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. Click the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae as a single PDF document. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the application process. Please do not submit any other materials than those listed here. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than 11:55pm on October 13, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.
Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/institutional-reference-check/
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.