University of North Texas: Opera Studies

System Identification Number: 6001293

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: Conducting Ensembles (134310)

College/School: College of Music

Rank/Title: Open rank, Professor preferred

Job Summary/Basic Function: Initial appointment as the Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies. Has responsibility of heading the opera program at UNT, working with the Musical Director. Directs operas. Teaches classes in operatic acting and opera directing. UNT College of Music faculty members are expected to conduct their work with professionalism, high ethical standards, and collegiality.

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Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music, a minimum of five years experience running all aspects of a college/university opera program or a professional opera company.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in music, preferably in opera, or significant professional experience. Professional experience may be considered in place of a doctorate in music.

Area of Specialty: Opera Directing

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term: No Response

Review of Applications Begins: 11-01-2016

Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload video of operatic productions you have directed to dropbox or a similar service, and contact Dr. Richard Sparks with a link to your video.


University of North Texas
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