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Assistant Professor of Voice

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Music/Dance

Department: School of Music and Dance
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 31, 2019, position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Apply online by uploading:
• current résumé/curriculum vitae
• letter of application describing your background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position including an explanation of how you will further the university’s and the School of Music and Dance's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, perhaps in terms of how previous teaching, research or service has engaged diverse communities.
• names and current contact information for at least three professional references.

(Additional materials, including recordings, letters of recommendation, and a teaching video, may be requested after the initial screening.)

Position Announcement
The School of Music and Dance is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Voice position to begin September 16, 2020.

Primary responsibilities for the position will be to teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate voice students and teach the solo vocal literature courses. The faculty member is expected to maintain an active performing career and/or program of appropriate research/creative activity. Other duties will be based upon the needs of the school and qualifications of the candidate but could include courses in lyric diction, vocal pedagogy, or musical theater techniques. All faculty members are expected to serve on committees, actively recruit, and perform other appropriate school and university service.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, women, LGBTQ, veterans, and the alternatively abled.

Department or Program Summary
The music program has an enrollment of more than 650 music majors and minors and 125 graduate students and a faculty and staff of 90, plus 70 graduate employees. The SOMD offers robust opportunities for student singers, including an active opera program, an award-winning choral program, and a high-profile early music program, which includes an annual Musicking Conference and ties to the Oregon Bach Festival. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, popular music, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is the largest and most comprehensive music and dance program in the Pacific Northwest and holds standing as a Research 1 university. Our 540-seat Beall Concert Hall is acclaimed for its beauty and world-class acoustics and hosts the school’s annual ChamberMusic@Beall series, which brings in international performing groups such as the Imani Winds, St Martin in the Fields, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Chanticleer, and pianist Simone Dinnerstein.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in music
• Evidence of excellence in voice teaching
• Significant accomplishment as a performer
• Ability to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population
• High potential for recruiting and building an outstanding program

Preferred Qualifications
• Doctorate in music or equivalent outstanding professional experience
• Soprano preferred
• Relevant and excellent voice teaching experience, preferably at the college level

About the University
The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area—with a population of approximately 235,000—is large enough to have a full range of business and entertainment opportunities and small enough to retain a friendly, open atmosphere and a healthy environment. The community features resident symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as ballet, modern dance, and opera companies, community theatre groups, art galleries, museums, and craft associations. Eugene’s award-winning Hult Center for the Performing Arts has attracted many guest performers, ranging from Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw and Marilyn Horne, to Ravi Shankar, Bobby McFerrin, the Tibetan Monks, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The university is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Eugene is known as TrackTown USA and has played host of several US Olympic Track and Field Trials and the annual Prefontaine Classic. The 2021 IAAF World Championships will be in Eugene, the first time this event will be held in the United States.

We are located less than a two-hour drive south of Portland in the southern end of the Willamette Valley. The Pacific coast is an hour to the west and the Cascade Mountains with fishing, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing or snowboarding little more than an hour to the east.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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