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Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

The University of South Alabama Department of Music invites applications for a full-time (nine- month), tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music, starting August 15, 2024. 

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in voice (D.M.A. or D.A. in Vocal Performance) required for a tenure-track appointment. ABDs near the completion of their degree program will be considered. Candidates will have successful experience in teaching studio voice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching vocal literature courses, diction courses, and/or vocal pedagogy, as well as background in operatic performance. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a record of creative activity as active performers and in scholarly research. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach applied voice for undergraduate and graduate students. Additional courses such as song literature, diction, or vocal pedagogy may be assigned dependent on the successful candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will also assist with the direction of the opera program and actively recruit prospective students for the vocal program. 

Additional responsibilities will include academic advising and mentoring vocal students, assistance with the opera program, and developing and maintaining productive relationships with area voice teachers and choral music educators. Contribution to the scholarly advancement of the field through an active performance career and/or related creative activities is required. Service on departmental, college, and university committees and active participation in respected state, regional, and national organizations is also expected. 

The Institution: Located in a metropolitan area of nearly 600,000 residents on the scenic Gulf of Mexico, the University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global university that offers diverse and nationally recognized programs in a variety of fields. USA is one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama with an annual overall economic impact of $3 billion. The Department of Music is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences and has become one of the most respected collegiate music programs in the region. The Department of Music is able to serve many students by continually expanding its programs and offerings. 

To Apply: Please email the following: a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts from all universities attended, links to at least five recent video recordings of performances, and the names of three references to Dr. Thomas Rowell, Search Committee Chairperson, at trowell@southalabama.edu. References should submit their signed letters to the search chair via email. 

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the registrars of all colleges and universities attended to the Search Committee Chair: 

Dr. Thomas Rowell
Department of Music
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 5751 USA Drive S., Room 1121 
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
For inquiries, please contact Dr. Thomas L. Rowell, Chair, Voice Search Committee at trowell@southalabama.edu. 

Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 23, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. 

The USA Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Elective Studies in Business and Outside Fields. Graduate degrees offered include Master of Music degrees in Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Collaborative Piano, and Performance. The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center features impressive studios and classrooms, a superb recital hall, and state-of-the-art music technology labs. The University of South Alabama is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. 

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran’s status or any other applicable legally protected basis.