Boston Conservatory at Berklee invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Voice. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated, creative professional who is committed to excellence in the education of singers, has a demonstrated record of teaching, performance, and recruitment, and values working in a campus community that actively promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. This is a 9-month full-time faculty position with renewable contract; initial appointment to begin September 1, 2020 . Compensation and rank are commensurate with professional experience.
Voice Department at Boston Conservatory at Berklee: The Voice Department teaches to excellence, preparing students for professional careers in music while guiding them with support and respect to discover their purpose. The department is situated within the Music Division and comprises the Voice Performance Program, the Choral Studies Program, the Opera Program, and the Vocal Pedagogy Program. The Department offers 10 unique degree programs to 120 voice majors at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Music in Voice; Masters of Music in Voice, in Choral Conducting, in Vocal Pedagogy, and in Opera; and Graduate Performance Diplomas in Voice or Opera.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for teaching a full time voice studio (up to 18 hours) of voice majors in all degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
Guide students in the development of a sustainable technique and healthy and appropriate vocal production;
Prepare and present semesterly studio recitals;
Recruit students in all voice-area programs nationally and internationally;
Participate in assessment of juries, pre-recitals and recitals
Maintain a presence on campus, attending on-campus performances and participating in faculty recitals and other faculty events;
Participate in Voice Department and Music Divisional governance;
Other teaching relative to the candidate's interests and expertise;
Service to the Conservatory as assigned by the Chair
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
High degree of organization
Expertise in relevant vocal pedagogy
Understanding and knowledge of the art song, operatic and oratorio repertoire
Master's Degree with professional experience as performer and/or teacher equivalent to the terminal degree
Demonstrated experience and success teaching classical voice and opera in an accredited higher education institution
Experience mentoring serious young singers seeking to enter the profession
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in ways of teaching/learning and in professional activities
Demonstrated success teaching students of diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Experience in, and enthusiasm for, working with a diverse faculty and student body
Demonstrated ability to recruit young singers of high caliber on national and international levels
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format, at https://bostonconservatory.berklee.edu/jobs . All application materials can be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section in Workday.
One-page educational philosophy
Phone and email contact information for three (3) references
2-3 links showing the candidate in a teaching situation and in performance
APPLICATION REVIEW and DEADLINE 1) For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by January 15, 2020 2) Incomplete applications will not be considered 3) The position will remain open until filled
Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the conservatory community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Faculty
Internal Number: R0002765
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.