Fachhochschule Nordwestschweitz

Teaching Job
Basel, CHE
Teaching Job
Deadline: 01/30/2021




The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW comprises nine universities with over 12,500 students. At the School of Music, the following position with work location Basel is available as of 01.09.2021:

Professor*in für Gesang (50 %) m/f/d

Predecessor Ulrich Messthaler

Your tasks:

You will teach voice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with a focus on the Baroque repertoire with the adjacent periods Renaissance or Classical/Romantic. In your class you will guide students from the Bachelor's level up to the highest artistic requirements in the specialized Master's degree in Musical Performance. In addition to soloist training, great emphasis is placed on ensemble practice. You will work closely with colleagues in the department and contribute to giving education at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis a distinctive profile. In addition, you are a member of a dynamic and international faculty of approximately 70 lecturers and are also involved in cross-class projects as well as in the general development of the educational programs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Your profile:

You have a degree in voice from a conservatory (Diplom/Master) and can demonstrate a distinguished, international career in early music, both as a soloist in concert and opera as well as in an ensemble. Through pedagogical training or pedagogical experience at university level, you have a high level teaching qualification or are willing to acquire it at the beginning of the new position. You have extensive repertoire knowledge from the 16th to the early 19th century and a thorough knowledge of sources on historical vocal practice. You are accustomed to reading original notation and historical ornamentation techniques are part of your musical toolkit. Good German and English language skills are required. For reasons of diversity (two of three voice classes at SCB in the Renaissance to Romantic period are already taught by women), a male voice is preferred. The indicated target load may not be reached until September 2022, after a transition year.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Drescher, Director Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, T +41 61 264 57 40.

Please complete applications online by January 30, 2021.

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