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Assistant Professor of Voice

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY
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Nov 30, 2021

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*Category:*: Faculty
*Department:*: Music
*Locations:*: Binghamton, NY
*Posted:*: Oct 29, 2021
*Closes:*: Dec 10, 2021 - 11:59 PM EST
*Type:*: Full-time
*Ref. No.:*: 976
*Position ID:*: 138753
About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Binghamton University (SUNY) Department of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano preferred), to commence in the Fall 2022 semester in a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of graduate and undergraduate voice majors, will develop a national or international profile as a performer and teacher, and will contribute to the Department's educational and artistic mission to prepare students for music careers in the 21st century. SUNY faculty are represented by United University Professionals. This position is part of a multi-year cluster hire within Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, "Arts Practice, Performance, and Research in the 21st Century." This program aims to establish a network of artists and scholars who see their mission as foundational to an intellectually rigorous liberal arts education and who take an expansive approach to their creative activities, research programs, and pedagogy. It forms part of an initiative to establish a school of arts within Harpur College. For further information, see:[](


* Maintain a full-time teaching load consisting of a studio of voice majors in the graduate and undergraduate programs, including a weekly studio class and preparation for degree recitals.
* Serve on co-curricular audition panels, juries, recital committees, and in other vocal-area activities as necessary.
* Recruit students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
* Develop a national or international profile as a performer and/or teacher of voice.
* Serve the department and university through student advising and committee service.

The Binghamton University Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and has a longstanding cooperative relationship with Tri-Cities Opera. It offers Master of Music degrees with concentrations in vocal and instrumental performance, collaborative piano, conducting, composition, and musicology, as well as the Master of Music in Opera. Undergraduate majors include the Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Bachelor of Music in Performance. Department classes, ensembles, and studio lessons also serve students from across the university. The department has a strong record of nurturing students who go on to prestigious graduate and postgraduate programs, young-artist programs, and professional careers.

The Music Department has a strong commitment to hearing and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded in concert programming and pedagogy. Members of historically excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


*Required Qualifications: *

* Master's or Doctoral degree in Voice or a closely related area.
* A substantial professional performing profile embracing a range of classical and related musical styles.
* Evidence of mentoring, training, and nurturing pre-professional singers of all voice types, with a commitment to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
* Applied knowledge of current literature and contemporary research in vocal pedagogy and performance practice.
* Experience teaching pre-professional singers in a variety of classical and related musical styles.
* A demonstrated ongoing commitment to performing and teaching music composed by women, BIPOC composers, and other historically excluded groups.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

* Soprano or mezzo-soprano voice (to complement current faculty).
* Experience recruiting a diverse range of talented applicants to collegiate-level music programs.
* A record of creative and innovative artistic activities that expand the repertoire of the concert-music tradition, reach traditionally underserved publics, and engage the changing landscapes of musical culture.
* Professional experience with arts organizations of varying sizes, structures, and missions. ~ Experience in arts entrepreneurship, creating or curating performance opportunities for oneself and others.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found [here](

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [](

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

*To apply:* submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references who are familiar with your performing and teaching. Please do not send reference letters or links to recordings at this time. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
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