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Assistant Professor of Teaching in Music Theatre, Voice Emphasis

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Open November 12th, 2021 through Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description



The Department of Drama is establishing a search of qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Voice. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching and service, merit and promotion in the Professor of Teaching series requires outstanding and externally recognized contributions to research/creative activity in the discipline and/or pedagogy.

We seek an engaging and dynamic artist to teach singing in music theatre, classical and contemporary techniques. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional credits as well as a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment. Candidates should also possess proficient piano skills. Additional training in dance, directing, acting, writing, music direction and/or other related areas of expertise is a plus. Candidates will demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with our distinguished undergraduate music theatre degree program. We welcome candidates who bring a broadly integrated and interdisciplinary perspective.

The successful applicant will join a department of 30 full-time faculty. A diverse group of artists, educators, and scholars; our department values collaboration, creativity, and divergent thinking. We aim to develop our students with an eye on the future of the industry while being mindful of our history. We value our diverse student body, multi-faceted faculty, and our talented staff. We offer a BA in Drama and BFA in Music Theatre, as well a variety of MFA and PhD degree programs.

Candidate Responsibilities:
• Provide individual, paired and group vocal technique lessons for music theatre students
• Teach area-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
• Mentor our culturally, economically, and intellectually diverse students
• Participate in departmental auditions and meetings as scheduled
• Externally recognized contributions to research/creative activity

Candidate Qualifications:
• Exhibited ability and accomplishment as dynamic studio teacher of all voice types
• Significant professional, ongoing performance experience
• Working knowledge of music theatre and contemporary catalogues
• Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Bachelor's degree required

Application Requirements:

  • cover letter
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement regarding activities in diversity and inclusion (creative projects, volunteer work, engagements)
  • statement of research
  • curriculum vitae
  • at least three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline: January 2nd, 2022

How to Apply: RECRUIT, at (select "Apply Now").

For additional information, please contact Marcus Beeman, Department Administrator, at

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's degree is required

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA