Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Musical Theater Voice Specialist

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7077967
Posted: May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks two (2) experienced, full-time non-tenure track educator faculty teachers of voice for its renowned Musical Theatre BFA program beginning August 15th, 2021.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the discipline through teaching, coaching of performances, masterclasses, and other related professional activities.

Essential Functions
The successful Candidates will serve as integral members of the Musical Theatre Department and will teach required private voice lessons to Musical Theater Freshmen and Sophomores in the BFA program. They will be responsible for the necessary vocal coaching of students in productions as assigned by the department chair, adjudicating Performance Exams and providing bi-yearly feedback to students at the Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Level. They will also participate in the audition and recruitment process and other related projects assigned by the Chair of Musical Theatre. As a member of the faculty, must actively pursue professional and creative development within their field in order to maintain their fluency with current industry practice and advance their pedagogy

Minimum Requirements
Prior to effective date of appointment, the chosen candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in voice or musical theatre. In addition, a total of five years of experience is required. Such experience must encompass five years professional performance experience as well as either 3 academic years teaching experience in vocal pedagogy at the University level with undergraduate students -OR- 2 years teaching professional singers. The teaching experience can, but need not, be contemporaneous to the professional performance experience.

Terms of Appointment: Full Time non-tenure track Assistant Professor – Educator; salary within college guidelines for rank and experience. Initial appointment is three years and faculty member is then eligible for reappointment.

Appointment Date: August 2021

Application Details
Review of applications will begin on April 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit their materials electronically at on requisition 63325
The application should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae or resume, a statement on teaching philosophy, a list of three professional references, and a one-page diversity and inclusion statement as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions and/or mentoring. Please upload three video excerpts that represent your work as a performing artist. Finalists for the position will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and instructional capability by teaching a class of CCM Musical Theatre undergraduate level students.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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