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Assistant Professor, Musical Theater Voice

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit the following: 1. Cover Letter, which includes statements on scholarly/creative activities and teaching experience, as well as how the candidate would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Contact information for three references 4. TEACHING: Sample Syllabus or One-Page Statement of Teaching Philosophy 5. Upload 3-5 contrasting selections, including one video of a recent live performance

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Musical Theater Voice
Department Music
Department Web Address http://www.unr.edu/cla/music/
Full Time Equivalent

100

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno invites experienced educator/performers to apply for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Voice position starting in the Fall 2018 semester.

Primary responsibilities: Teach applied studio voice and music literature classes; maintain an active performing/scholarly career; serve on committees (university, college, and department as needed).

Additional duties may be assigned depending on the special skills and interests of the candidate.

OUR DEPARTMENT
The University of Nevada, Reno, department of Music has 30 full-time and 32 part-time faculty, and approximately 200 music majors. The department, a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music (in Education and Performance), Master of Arts, and Master of Music degrees.

Still in its developmental stages, the pre-professional BA musical theatre emphasis will be housed in the Department of Theatre and Dance, but this position’s tenure home will be in the Department of Music. It is vital that the successful candidate be able to work effectively and collaboratively between the two departments.

OUR INSTITUTION
The University of Nevada, Reno is the historic land-grant campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. UNR is an equal opportunity employer, which also offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners and spouses. The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno, is a vibrant, growing urban area of 400,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, including women and underrepresented groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Required Qualifications

Candidates will have earned an MFA, MM or related degree, have an active performing/scholarly career, and demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and the ability to work with staff and faculty from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and show the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong knowledge and artistic command of various styles of the musical theatre genre— including classical, pop/rock, belt, and other contemporary styles— and must be able to apply this directly to training the musical theatre student voice. Qualifications also include significant professional experience in teaching musical theatre singing, as well as experience in performing musical theatre, and familiarity with newer directions in musical theatre that involve more culturally diverse casts and stories.

Preferred Qualifications

National exposure in musical theatre pedagogy is desired. This position will primarily focus on applied studio voice and music literature classes.

Contact Information for this Position

Victoria Bell, Search Coordinator-victoriab@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following:
1. Cover Letter, which includes statements on scholarly/creative activities and teaching experience, as well as how the candidate would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for three references
4. TEACHING: Sample Syllabus or One-Page Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Upload 3-5 contrasting selections, including one video of a recent live performance

Job Open Date 09/18/2017
Job Close Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72864
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants)
Optional Documents