Univ of Michigan

Teaching Job




Univ of Michigan seeks Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Department of Voice, Stage Director.

Duties: Successful applicants will direct one Main Stage (with orchestra) or one Studio (with piano or chamber orchestra) production per term, while simultaneously leading any of the comprehensive opera workshop classes that are part of a prescribed sequence of courses for both graduates and undergraduates. The possibility also exists to develop and teach additional courses or seminars in related areas, based on individual skills, research interests and experience, coupled with departmental strategy. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise, and develop and maintain a visible national and international profile as a director and a pedagogue. The appointee will also be expected to: participate in faculty governance, attend faculty meetings, and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate.

Qualifications: We seek an experienced stage director who is interested in contributing to a vibrant vocal arts program dedicated to the overall development of the classical vocalist in the 21st century, in which opera is an integral component. The ideal candidate will have a broad and thorough knowledge of operatic repertoire appropriate to both developing and pre-professional artists, prior academic experience in the systematic teaching of stage centric skills to singers, and/or a sustained and distinguished professional career as a director and demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities. Additional consideration will be given to applicants whose work history shows an interest in new repertoire and stage practices. A documented history of effective collaboration with co-workers and/or faculty members is crucial. The applicant should have knowledge of the operatic field as it exists today, and a vision for a methodology in the acquisition of theatrical skills that prepare students for the professional stage and that closely aligns with the overall mission of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the U-M Department of Voice.

Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. Required documents to be uploaded are: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School's commitments.

To apply, please visit Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/99447. Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account.

Review of materials will begin December 10, 2021. Materials will be accepted until 60 days from posting date.

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