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Faculty Position Available: Lecturer in Vocal Studies

May 25 2021

The Department of Music at Stanford University invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Vocal Studies, beginning in Fall 2021. This is a full-time Lecturer position with benefits.

The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic, creative colleague who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, has a proven record of teaching group classes as well as individual lessons to students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, has a demonstrated record of performance success, enjoys working collaboratively in a highly rigorous liberal arts environment, and will actively contribute to a campus community that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach weekly voice classes to students from a wide spectrum of experience and ability
  • Teach weekly applied studio voice lessons at the intermediate or advanced level to music majors, minors and non-majors as needed
  • Teach courses in areas appropriate to the appointee’s qualifications and departmental needs
  • Participate in assessment of studio juries
  • Participate in weekly applied students voice class
  • Participate in evaluating supplemental materials and auditions for yearly admissions applicants
  • Maintain a presence on campus, attending on-campus performances and participating in performance activities such as concerts, faculty recitals and other faculty events
  • Serve on the Performance Committee and attend faculty and committee meetings
  • Work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and contribute to the long-range goals of the vocal program

Qualifications/Required Skills

  • Master's degree or professional experience as teacher and/or performer equivalent to the terminal degree
  • Documented experience and success teaching voice in an accredited higher education institution or in a professional setting
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to teaching group voice classes to a wide range of students from all academic disciplines and who encompass varied degrees of experience and ability
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in approach to teaching/learning and in professional activities
  • Documented success teaching students of diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Familiarity with languages generally encountered in the vocal and choral literature
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High degree of organization
  • Professional distinction and documented success as a singer

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format by June 15, 2021 to:
Mario Champagne, Ph.D.
Director of Finance and Operations

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page educational philosophy
  • Personal diversity statement
  • Phone and email contact information for three (3) references
  • 2 video links showing performances in contrasting styles by the candidate
  • 1 video link of the candidate in a teaching situation, if available