The College of Wooster invites applications from artistic and innovative individuals for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Voice, to begin August 2023. Candidates with significant experience may be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level and are encouraged to contact the Chair.
We are looking for candidates with expertise in teaching and performing both classical and non-classical music traditions, including world musics, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary commercial music, or other popular styles. Teaching responsibilities will include applied voice lessons, opera and lyric theatre workshop, and may also include class voice, vocal pedagogy, diction, or other areas of the applicant’s expertise. Keyboard skills sufficient to support instruction are required. The applicant’s varied experiences will contribute significantly to the department’s vision and strategic planning as we develop, expand, and diversify our curriculum. Interdisciplinary work or scholarship across the College and in the community is welcomed.
Each faculty member contributes regularly to the College’s First-Year Seminar program, and courses can serve The College’s core curriculum. Faculty members supervise undergraduate research projects as part of the College’s Independent Study (I.S) requirement. The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year, which includes credited mentoring for student I.S. projects.
The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 9%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 61%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 11% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups.
Applicants should submit via Interfolio: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; links to videos of teaching and performances; evidence of strong teaching (e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy); three reference letters; and a statement (1-2 pages) on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing these efforts as College of Wooster faculty.
Applications are welcome until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on October 7. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Melissa Puster, Administrative Coordinator, at email@example.com. Questions about the position should be directed to Lisa Wong, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.