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Assistant Professor of Voice, School of Music

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Music, Full Time

School of Music - Assistant Professor of Voice

The School of Music ( in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time temporary Assistant Professor of Voice to teach applied voice and courses in diction, pedagogy, and/or literature. This is a one-year position which is renewable for up to five years.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach applied lessons in classical and a broad range of styles to voice majors and music education majors with a voice concentration, hold weekly studio classes, recruit undergraduate majors in Applied Music (Performance) and Music Education, and teach courses in lyric diction, voice pedagogy, and/or voice literature as needed.

The School of Music celebrates and supports excellence in all people, and is working to build the most inclusive and diverse community possible. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of marginalized groups to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Master’s degree in voice performance or pedagogy; preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree in voice performance/pedagogy or commensurate experience
  • Experience teaching classical applied voice at the university and/or community college level; preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching musical theater/contemporary applied voice and courses in diction, pedagogy, and/or literature
  • A strong background in evidence-based voice pedagogy; preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting and presenting research for professional service organizations (e.g., Voice Foundation, NATS, NOA, PAVA, VASTA)
  • Experience and proficiency as a vocal soloist; preference will be given to candidates with an established record of professional performing experience as a vocal soloist
  • A strong belief in the value of a robust choral tradition and experience recruiting undergraduate voice majors

VOICE AND MUSIC AT UD: Vocal Studies in the School of Music provide students with a truly rare combination of access to high-level solo and choral performing opportunities. The School of Music includes several celebrated choral ensembles, including the internationally renowned UD Chorale, and a vibrant, award-winning opera company, UD Opera Theatre. Several of the School’s choral ensembles frequently receive invitations to national and regional ACDA conferences and the opera company, which performs two to three fully-staged productions (with orchestra) in the original language each year, has received multiple invitations to the National Opera Association Convention and national and international arts and music festivals.

The mission of the School of Music is to provide the highest level of educational opportunities for music majors’ professional learning as performers, educators, and scholars. The School provides optimal resources for significant musical growth through ensembles, private study, and academic music courses available to the general student population and others of the University community. The School comprises 60 full- and part-time faculty and professionals and enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate majors, minors and graduate students. Offered are Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music (Performance), Music Education, and Theory and Composition; Bachelor of Arts with a major in music and concentration in Music Management; and Master of Music degrees in Performance, Teaching and Composition. 

The School of Music provides opportunities for cultural enrichment to the University community and its constituencies, as well as leadership and support to music educators and other professional musicians in the region.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through Friday, June 17, 2022. Applicants should upload: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) video or audio recordings (or video/audio links) of three recent solo vocal performances, and 4) contact information for five references. For additional information, please contact Dr. D. Blake Smith, Voice Coordinator in the School of Music at

Additional materials, including teaching samples and statements, may be requested at a later date.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at




Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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