Academic Jobs Wiki

This page is for jobs that begin in 2020

Schools with Accepted Offers[]

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University of Voice - Example Full-time TT Someone Awesome 2018, University of Music - Voice DMA Voice VAP of Voice, Conservatory of Voice


Schools with Failed/Canceled/Postponed Searches[]

Jobs for 2020[]

Note: in keeping with common practice, "Jobs for 2020" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2019-2020 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2020-2021 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2020 and April 2021, and can include such things as 1-term visiting professorships, temporary lecturer opportunities, etc. Listings accidentally placed here but belonging to a preceding or following academic year will be moved appropriately.

In keeping with discussion on the previous year's wiki page, this listing welcomes postings about jobs from institutions around the world, including but not limited to: full-time tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track faculty, full-time community college faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty appointments. (We do not currently post listings for part-time adjunct pools, only for specific part-time/adjunct positions.)

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Voice/Opera[]

Brigham Young University: Tenure-track Voice Faculty[]

  • Deadline: 01 Oct 2019
  • Start Date: 24 Aug 2020
  • Rank: Open
  • Internal Job #: 83293
  • Required Experience: (1) Master's degree in voice required, doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience preferred (required degree must be completed by start date.); (2) teaching experience at the university level; (3) evidence of high-level performing experience.
  • This is a full-time, continuing faculty status (tenure)-track, professorial position. Responsibilities: (1) Teach voice to music majors, including recital preparation and graduate research paper supervision; (2) Teach music-related courses that may include song and/or opera literature; undergraduate- and graduate-level vocal pedagogy and supervised teaching; diction in the singing languages; opera workshop; other courses as needed; (3) Mentor undergraduate and graduate vocal students; (4) Pursue scholarly and creative endeavors, which may include solo and collaborative music performance, publications, pedagogical research, lecture and guest teaching, and scholarly research; (5) Maintain an active performance schedule at regional, national, and international venues; (6) Serve on recital and proficiency juries; (7) Take an active part in recruitment, including auditions and summer programs; (8) Plan and organize enrichment activities in the Vocal Division (visiting artists, master classes, etc.); (9) Serve on school, college, and university committees as assigned.
  • Additional Requirements: BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university's honor code and dress and grooming standards.
  • Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Butler University: Assistant Professor of Voice[]

  • Deadline: 30 Sept 2019
  • Start Date: Fall 2020
  • Rank: Open (see below)
  • Required qualifications include a doctorate in music (ABD is acceptable), evidence of professional-level vocal performance, and successful voice teaching at the collegiate level.  Preferred qualifications include a record of proven success in the recruitment of exceptional college music majors.
  • Based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications, this position may be as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or as Lecturer (full-time non-tenure track, three-year renewable contract).
  • Primary responsibilities include providing dynamic, excellent private voice instruction to music majors and non-majors; teaching University-scheduled studio classes; attending and assessing entrance auditions; evaluating degree-required recitals and end-of-semester voice performance exams; attending voice area meetings, as well as other service to the College and University; actively participating in the recruitment of voice majors which includes providing sample lessons to prospective students and assisting in an on-campus competition for high school singers; and contributing to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. The successful candidate may also teach voice-related courses such as diction, vocal repertoire classes, vocal pedagogy, etc. Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected as well. Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, or for tenure and promotion if hired as an Assistant Professor.
  • Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and art, is committed to the highest quality arts education by providing focused professional study and fostering an understanding of the interrelatedness of all the arts. Through this integration, JCA develops artist-citizens who are actively engaged in the community.

Cal State University Fullerton: Assistant/Associate Professor, Opera Studies[]

  • Priority Deadline: 15 Sept 2019
  • Start Date: Aug 2020
  • Rank: Assistant/Associate
  • Internal Job #: 493561
  • The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in song and opera literature, diction (utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet), and additional music courses in accordance with individual areas of expertise and departmental needs. Other responsibilities include supervising, directing, and musical coaching and preparation for the school’s opera productions in addition to program outreach, recruitment, and administrative duties such as fundraising and overseeing production budgets. The position requires working closely with applied voice and music education faculty and staff to promote positive, sustained relationships with regional high school and community college vocal music programs and work collaboratively with area coordinators of the Vocal, Orchestral, Jazz, and Keyboard programs. In addition, this position will be expected to participate in advising students; engaging in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities; participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to the school, college and university committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader discipline’s communities.
  • For over fifty years, the School of Music has been training students for professions in the music field. CSUF, located 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles in metropolitan Orange County, has a legacy of alumni actively engaged within music professions throughout Southern California, the United States, and internationally. Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1966, the School of Music is a comprehensive unit in the College of the Arts and offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in music performance in classical, jazz, and commercial music; as well as music education, conducting, composition, music theory, piano pedagogy, and music history. The School of Music serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students, with 21 full-time and 50+ lecturer faculty. For more information about the school, please visit
  • Required Experience: Terminal degree (MFA, DMA, Ph.D.) by the time of appointment, or a significant national/international professional career in the opera field; Evidence of successful college-level teaching using systematic teaching of song and opera literature classes, foreign language diction classes (utilizing the International Phonetics Alphabet); Evidence of leading a successful university opera program; Evidence of a broad and thorough knowledge of operatic repertoire appropriate to both developing and pre-professional artists; Evidence of leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills as demonstrated through successful recruitment and outreach efforts; Evidence of the ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service; Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and communities; Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first‐generation college students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of experience working in a professional opera setting as either a performer, opera coach, and/or opera director; Evidence of successful experience in a tenure track position at an accredited university or college.

Elgin Community College: Instructor of Music []

  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Start Date: Jan 2020
  • Rank: Instructor (Tenure-track)
  • Internal Job #: 493036
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music or in a related discipline with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Music
  • Ad includes detailed list of duties and instructions for cover letter. Please see the ad on the organization's website for specific information.

Millikin University: Assistant Professor of Voice/Area Coordinator[]

  • Deadline: 01 Oct 2019
  • Start Date: 24 Aug 2020
  • Rank: Assistant or Associate
  • Candidate will demonstrate leadership and vision for the voice area; evidence of successful teaching & administration; ability to attract and retain voice students; competent piano skills; understanding of and sensibility for voice students across a broad spectrum of majors. Primary responsibilities include: teaching a studio of undergraduate voice students, coordinating the voice area comprised of 250+ students and 12 faculty, and maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the choral program, School of Theater & Dance, and Opera Theater.
  • Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 214 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences.  The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.
  • Required Experience: Doctoral degree required.

San Jose State: Assistant Professor, Vocal Instructor/Opera Direction[]

  • Deadline: 15 Oct 2019
  • Start Date: 13 Aug 2020
  • Rank: Assistant
  • Internal Job #: 25101
  • Qualifications: Terminal degree (MA or MFA) by time of appointment; ABD candidates will be considered. Applicants must have a background in teaching voice, as well as experience in directing opera repertoire. Faculty experience at the university level, including planning opera repertoire, will be taken into consideration.  We are looking for candidates who augment and extend the current strengths of the program, particularly inclusive collaborative experiences. The preferred candidate will be an individual who is highly motived, engaged and creative, with a well-articulated agenda for sustained and future creative and pedagogical engagement.
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a diverse population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.  The School is interested in candidates who can contribute to an interdisciplinary “Deep Humanities & Arts” initiative that is motivated by the recognition that the arts and humanities have a critical role to play in the formative moment of the design of technology.
  • We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups, and we highly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
  • The SJSU School of Music & Dance is seeking an Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera to help expand the prominence of a nationally recognized and highly visible vocal and opera program. Teaching responsibilities will include vocal instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, undergraduate core courses, and direction of select dramatic works suitable for student singers. Depending on the candidate, courses may include Art Song Repertoire and Opera History. Administrative and service responsibilities include recruitment, advisement and contributing to the Voice program in areas reflective of the candidate's strengths, participation in the growth, development, and administration of the program and department, and engagement in faculty meetings, committees, and other services. Candidates must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. In the application, candidates should demonstrate the potential for successful university teaching, vocal performance ability, and collegial participation in service activities appropriate to the assigned teaching load and the expectations of the School of Music.

University of Miami: Voice Teacher/Artist Teacher[]

  • Priority Deadline: 15 Oct 2019
  • Start Date: 15 Aug 2020
  • Rank: Open
  • Soprano preferred; all considered
  • Responsibilities may include private teaching and recruiting of voice majors and principals, assisting the Opera Program, language diction, vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, and other related courses. The faculty member will be expected to remain engaged in creative activities related to his or her area(s) of expertise, as well as departmental duties as assigned by the Chair.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate degree required. However, candidates with exceptional professional and/or academic credentials will also be considered. Candidates are sought who have demonstrated success as a performing artist and voice teacher.
  • The DMA in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at Frost, is one of only six in the country. Therefore, candidates with a strong background in multiple styles of vocal pedagogy, both classical and CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music), will be given special consideration.
  • The University of Miami is a private, independent, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 15,650 students from all fifty states and over 114 countries. The main campus is located in Coral Gables, a residential suburb of Miami. The Frost School of Music has an enrollment of approximately 750 majors in 31 programs leading toward B.A., B.M., B.S., M.M., M.S., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are served by approximately 85 full-time and 45 part-time faculty, plus 128 graduate teaching assistants. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified female and minority applicants are encouraged to apply. The Frost School of Music has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1939.

University of South Carolina: Assistant Professor of Voice[]

  • Deadline: 15 Oct 2019 (NB: HigherEd Jobs mistakenly lists this as "Open Until Filled")
  • Start Date: 16 Aug 2020
  • Rank: Assistant
  • Internal Job #: FAC00110PO19
  • Voice Preference: Tenor
  • Required Experience: An earned doctorate in music is preferred; an earned master’s degree in music is required. Candidates should have an established record of teaching and demonstrate excellence as a performer.
  • Preferred Qualifications: The School of Music vision statement identifies five core values: the pursuit of Excellence; devotion to Student Success; the production of Music Leaders; preparation of the Musician-Educator; and the creation of Diversely Skilled Musicians. The school encourages applications from candidates who demonstrate interests and abilities that align with these values.
  • The Assistant Professor of Voice will teach undergraduate and graduate applied voice students, with possible classroom teaching to include diction, song literature, survey of opera, or vocal pedagogy. It is expected that they will maintain a high level of professional visibility at the regional, national and international level and recruit students for the undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Voice + Choral[]

St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor, Choral Conducting and Voice[]

  • Deadline: 30 Oct 2019 or until filled
  • Start Date: 15 Aug 2020
  • Rank: Assistant
  • The normal teaching load is equivalent to six courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities include conducting two choral ensembles (the Chapel Choir, an SATB-mixed voice choir of sophomores through seniors, and the Viking Chorus for first-year tenor/bass singers), teaching voice lessons, and other coursework such as choral conducting and/or choral literature. There are also opportunities to teach interdisciplinary courses such as Music and Social Justice. Duties also involve advising, committee service, and departmental obligations, including participation as a member of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival Artistic Committee. 
  • Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to supporting a thriving and diverse undergraduate music program. They should exemplify excellence in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy and possess a strong interest in the preparation of a new generation of musicians. A master's degree with several years of professional experience is required; a doctorate in choral conducting is preferred.
  • The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
  • The Department of Music serves over 1000 students in the classroom, studio and a variety of large and small ensembles. Internationally renowned faculty and excellent facilities create a stimulating learning environment, part of campus life that embraces the arts in general and music in particular. The Department hosts approximately 180 concerts each academic year, and is dedicated to providing conservatory-level music experiences to majors and non-majors alike. The Department offers a variety of majors in both the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degree programs. More information about the Music Department can be found at

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Musical Theatre/Commercial Music[]

Non-tenure-track Full-time Faculty Positions[]

Stanford University: Director of Vocal Studies[]

  • Deadline: 01 Oct 2019 or until filled
  • Start Date: 01 Sept 2020
  • Rank: Senior Lecturer
  • We look forward to welcoming a dynamic and collaborative colleague expert in the pedagogy and performance of classical Western vocal art music as well as in other genres of vocal music, possibly including but not limited to musical theater, jazz, and popular styles.
  • As Director of the Vocal Studies Program, the candidate will possess both programmatic vision and the capacity to direct operations effectively, above all when collaborating with faculty colleagues in the program.  Duties will include teaching undergraduate music majors as well as non-majors and graduate students from a diverse range of academic disciplines.  Other duties may include organizing vocal master classes, coordinating studio auditions, and teaching courses in pedagogy or repertoire.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to education and an aptitude for inclusive teaching and mentorship within an increasingly diverse student body.
  • Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to vocal performance and to teaching talented student musicians in a university/collegiate environment of the highest academic rigor, professional distinction and demonstrated success as a singer, and a commitment to develop a vision for Stanford’s Vocal Studies Program.
  • Terminal degree or equivalent experience expected.

Boston University: Assistant Professor, Vocal Performance[]

  • Deadline: 12 Dec 2019
  • Start Date: 01 July 2020
  • Rank: Assistant
  • Internal Job #: 2244
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a substantive performance profile at a national level of achievement, evidence of student/alumni success at the college level, teaching experience in voice performance courses such as song literature, musical theatre performance, special topics, or vocal pedagogy, and administrative and leadership experience within an academic environment. Terminal degree or demonstrated professional equivalent required; previous teaching at the college level required.
  • The School of Music at Boston University's College of Fine Arts seeks a voice teacher at the rank of Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to join the Department of Vocal Performance. This position involves vocal instruction to both male and female students in the undergraduate (BM) and graduate (MM, DMA) vocal performance and musical theatre programs, as well as the Performance Diploma and Opera Institute certificate programs. The successful candidate will show evidence of collegial and professional working relationships within the voice/choral/opera realms.
  • Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as one of the university's graduates. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals. The voice department is committed to increasing the participation of dedicated students who demonstrate gifts in a diverse range of areas. We place a high value on the pursuit of excellence in the arts by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.

Part-time / Adjunct Positions[]

College of Saint Rose: Adjunct Faculty - Contemporary Voice[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Start Date: Jan 2020
  • Rank: Adjunct
  • Internal Job #: 110915
  • Required Experience: Master's degree in Music. In some instances, this requirement may be substituted with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and significant tested experience that includes a breadth and depth of experience outside of the classroom in real-world situations relevant to the teaching discipline.
  • Preferred Qualifications: (1) Expertise in Contemporary vocal techniques and performance; (2) Experience in R & B, Hip-hop, and/or Gospel musical styles preferred; (3) College level teaching experience is preferred.
  • To augment our dedicated full time faculty and respond to enrollment demands, we seek highly qualified ADJUNCT FACULTY to teach Applied Voice in Contemporary styles within the Music Department of our School of Arts and Humanities for the Spring 2020 Semester, beginning in January 2020.
  • Responsibilities include teaching primary and secondary 25- or 50- minute weekly vocal lessons to music majors. Additional teaching opportunities within the Music curriculum, including repertoire classes and ensembles, may be available up to a maximum of 8 credits.
  • Courses taught within the Music curriculum are explained in further detail by clicking on the following link:
  • The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling nearly 4,000 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is an independent, coeducational institution, with dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff, all focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year, transfer and graduate students in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences. The College is preparing to celebrate its Centennial in 2020 with the launch of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan which focuses on global connectedness, student success and fostering creativity and innovation.

Guided by the values of our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

Miscellaneous Positions[]

Cedarville University: Assistant Professor of Worship[]

  • Priority Deadline: 15 Oct 2019
  • Start Date: Fall 2020
  • Rank: Assistant
  • Qualifications: (1) Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred, in a field related to the job responsibilities; (2) Successful record of collegiate classroom and/or studio teaching; (3) Excellent musicianship; (4) A firm understanding of and ability to teach contemporary music theory and aural skills as needed for today’s worship leader; (5) Worship leading experience; (6) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member; (7) Excellent written and oral communication skills; (8) Committed to biblical integration in and out of the classroom; (9) Qualified applicant must be a born-again Christian with a personal commitment to Jesus Christ; (10) Qualified applicant must agree with and be willing to abide by Cedarville University's Doctrinal Statement, Community Covenant, and General Work Place Standards.
  • NB: The University’s EEO statement notably excludes sexual orientation from its protections and appends the following language to its statement: "The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of '''religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities."