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Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied Voice and Opera

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Aug 15, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied Voice and OperaThe Dewberry School of Music of George Mason University, one of the most diverse institutions in American higher education, seeks a dynamic Assistant or Associate Professor to serve in the area of Applied Voice and Opera, starting August 2023. This is a full-time tenure-track 9-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:This is a full-time tenure-track artist-teacher position (assistant or associate professor rank). Primary responsibilities include applied teaching of graduate and undergraduate music majors within the Dewberry School of Music and recruitment of vocal students. Additional responsibilities may include serving as Stage Director for Mason Opera, teaching Opera Literature, and coaching advanced students for recitals or competition appearances. Tenor or Bass-Baritone preferred, other voice categories also considered.Required Qualifications:Minimum of a Master of Music degree or equivalent professional experience;Distinguished record of performance, teaching and artistry;Commitment to recruitment and to developing relationships with area, national, and international vocal professionals;Demonstrated success with teaching applied voice at the university level;Ability to coach singers in standard Italian, German, French, and English;Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in teaching;Strong interpersonal skills and vision;Willingness to participate fully with colleagues in faculty committees to further develop the Dewberry School of Music and the College of Visual and Performing Arts; andKeyboard abilities suitable for private studio instruction.Preferred Qualifications:Doctorate in Vocal Performance preferred;Tenor or Bass-Baritone preferred, other voice categories considered;Experience as opera stage director;Strong interest in, and passion for, opera;Expertise in traditionally under-represented composers/repertoire; andAbility to mentor graduate student research.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and submit the following materials: (1) a cover letter including a philosophy of vocal pedagogy, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, and (4) recordings of up to three recent, representative performances. Recordings should be submitted in a single Word file with direct links to online recordings.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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