Assistant/Associate Professor of Vocal Studies (# req2009)

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Position Summary
The Conservatory of Music at Biola University seeks an Area Coordinator of Vocal Studies. The position is tenure track, contingent on the qualifications of the applicant.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will oversee the Vocal Area which includes majors in Vocal Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, Worship Arts, and Theater majors with an emphasis in Musical Theater. The candidate will be responsible for supervising all adjunct and voice instructors in the vocal area and for teaching private voice to undergraduate voice majors and minors in all majors. Other assignments may include teaching Lyric Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Song Literature, and Coach/Direct Opera and Musical Theater Productions depending on the candidate’s strengths and interests.

Duties will also include actively recruiting and retaining talented undergraduate students, advising current voice students, fulfilling Conservatory and University committee assignments, and participating in student and professional activities supported by the department. Participation in professional organizations is desired as well as maintaining a performance profile.

About Biola University
Biola University is a small, private Christian university that serves a student population of over 6,000. Located in La Mirada, Biola University is situated on the border between Los Angeles and Orange County, home to one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. This affords our students with strong opportunities for internships, job placement, service learning projectsand networking. For more information please visit www.biola.edu.

About Biola University Conservatory of Music
The Biola University Conservatory of Music is a community of exceptional artist-teachers and gifted young Christian musicians, striving for the highest artistic achievement to the glory of God. The Conservatory of Music continues a long tradition of excellence in performance and scholarship. Many of our vocal students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at the finest institutions around the country and the world. The vocal program regularly produces one opera or musical a year, an “opera or musical scenes” concert, and also provides voice students the opportunity to sing with a live orchestra. Students are encouraged to participate in local, national, and international competitions and many have received special recognition from NATS and other highly regarded organizations.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Music
  • Performance background and university level teaching experience
  • Evidence of administrative skills.
  • Experience with recruiting and advising students.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal Degree preferred.
  • Extensive performance and university level teaching experience desired.
  • Experience directing opera and/or musical theater productions.

Hiring Range:

Assistant Professor: $74,489 – $80,929

Associate Professor: $87,577 – $99,061

Salary is commensurate with education and work experience.

Rank commensurate to experience.

How to apply

Applications are now being accepted. For a full application package please include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Christian Testimony
  • A statement on the candidate’s commitment to and experience in advancing equity, inclusion, and access in their teaching and or professional work
  • Links to 2-3 Audio or Video recordings with you performing, preferably showing your ability to sing in different languages.
  • Copy of graduate transcript

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For over 100 years, Biola — a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians — has been committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation. With more than 145 academic programs through its six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.