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Faculty Position Available: Director of Vocal Studies

The Department of Music at Stanford University seeks applicants for the position of Director of Vocal Studies at the rank of Senior Lecturer

We look forward to welcoming a dynamic and collaborative colleague expert in the pedagogy and performance of classical Western vocal art music as well as in other genres of vocal music, possibly including but not limited to musical theater, jazz, and popular styles. 

As Director of the Vocal Studies Program, the candidate will possess both programmatic vision and the capacity to direct operations effectively, above all when collaborating with faculty colleagues in the program. Duties will include teaching undergraduate music majors as well as non-majors and graduate students from a diverse range of academic disciplines. Other duties may include organizing vocal master classes, coordinating studio auditions, and teaching courses in pedagogy or repertoire. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to education and an aptitude for inclusive teaching and mentorship within an increasingly diverse student body.

Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to vocal performance and to teaching talented student musicians in a university/collegiate environment of the highest academic rigor, professional distinction and demonstrated success as a singer, and a commitment to develop a vision for Stanford’s Vocal Studies Program. A terminal degree (either Master of Fine Arts or Doctor of Musical Arts) or equivalent professional experience is expected. 

The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2020. We invite applicants to submit via AJO, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14105, the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of artistic and research interests, statement of teaching experience, an artistic/scholarly portfolio (web-based preferred), as well as names of at least three references who could be consulted by the Department. For full consideration, all materials must be received by October 1, 2019

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.