Teaching Assistant Professor of Voice

  • University of Arkansas
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time Music

Job Description

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: R0003065

Location: Fayetteville

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Faculty - Non-Tenure

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Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Summary of Job Duties:
The Department of Music seeks a professor of voice at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. The preferred candidate is accomplished in performing across diverse musical styles and performance traditions, specifically including Jazz, Broadway, and Classical. Primary job duties would include 1) teaching voice lessons to music majors and non-majors, 2) facilitating studio classes, 3) attending all meetings as required by the department and the vocal area. The candidate may also be asked to teach courses or lead a vocal jazz ensemble within the department which align with their areas of strength and/or interest and support the mission of the jazz and voice areas. In accordance with our mission as a land grant, flagship institution, we particularly welcome applications from those committed to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty and department growing in size and national recognition, forging a diverse culture of thinking within the existing professional undergraduate curriculum. In addition, resources are available to support the new faculty member's research, creative scholarship and/or creative practice. The Department of Music is committed to having faculty, staff, and a student body that reflects the diversity of the state and nation. We understand we can only fulfill our mission in education to the state and nation by working towards this goal. Our school is currently engaged in the short to long term planning and immediate implementation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative. Department of Music actively seeks and invites underrepresented individuals to apply for this position. Please refer to our website for more information: https://music.uark.edu.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their qualifications for a full-time, nine-month, non tenure track faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. Individuals with a wide and varied range of music practices, research/creative interests, and/or professional experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed doctoral degree in music (D.M.A., or Ph.D.) conferred by the time of appointment

  • Demonstrated active or developing research, scholarship, or creative activity agenda

  • Demonstrated excellent body of performance work

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively

  • Demonstrated commitment to the field of Vocal Pedagogy and Music Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applied teaching experience at the college level

  • Lower voices (Mezzo-Soprano, Contralto, Baritone or Bass) preferred; other voices considered

  • Demonstrated ability to employ current best teaching practices leading studios and lectures/seminars

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and support students in choral ensembles

  • Record of peer-reviewed publications, creative scholarship, and/or critical practice

  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a virtual format

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Availability to Work and/or Class Schedule, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Jeffrey Allen Murdock, Chair of the Search Committee, jeffreym@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Completed applications received by May 16, 2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number), a list of previous courses taught with roles, responsibilities, and work samples uploaded to the "Class Schedule" link, and links to the following uploaded to the "other" documents link:

  • 25 minutes of recital performance footage
  • 10-minute sample student performance(s) completed under applicant's direction

About the College:

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: "...the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations."

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The Fulbright College promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds. 

About the Department:

The Department of Music inspires the mind and spirit through the pursuit of excellence in creative activity, research, teaching and performance. The multi-disciplinary department hosts year-round performances by students, faculty and guest artists and offers academic and professional training in performance, composition, ethnomusicology and music education, history, theory and business.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Hearing, Repetitive Motion, Talking

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