Job ID: 167039

Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano or Mezzo Preferred)

Pepperdine University

  • Sep. 12, 2021
  • Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano or Mezzo Preferred)
  • Music (Fine Arts)
  • Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA
  • Dec. 1, 2021
  • Aug. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Vocal

Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano or Mezzo Soprano preferred). The Music Program at Pepperdine University’s Seaver College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Voice beginning August 1, 2022.

The primary role of this position is applied vocal instruction within a dynamic undergraduate music program. The position may also include teaching diction, pedagogy, vocal literature, assisting the directors of the annual musical and opera productions, and other areas relating to the candidate’s expertise. The successful applicant will be an engaging teacher and artist with excellent training in classical vocal performance and pedagogy. They will have the ability to work with students of all voice types in classical, operatic, choral, musical theater, and contemporary styles. The successful candidate will have expertise in languages (Italian, German, and French required), performance practice, and current trends in the classical and musical theater industry. Applicants should hold a doctorate in music and show an active history of working professionally as a classical singer/performer. They also should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy, preferably shown through at least two years of full-time undergraduate teaching experience, not including service as a teaching assistant.

The successful candidate will also show potential to recruit superior students; maintain excellent collaborative working relationships with their colleagues; offer strong service and administrative support for the Music Program and the University; envision new paradigms of arts education in the twenty-first century; and pursue a strong scholarly trajectory. Strong organizational and management skills are a must. Demonstrated commitment to the vocal, physical, and mental health of students is also expected.

We seek applicants with diverse creative and intellectual interests who are committed to working with undergraduates in an academically rigorous Christian liberal arts environment. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service and leadership. An active Christian commitment and support for the Christian mission of the university are expected ( Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. All applicants should share links to videos of undergraduate voice lessons (one male and one female, 10 – 20 minutes each) and a link to recent performances, in addition to the standard application materials. All materials should be submitted to: For more information, contact Professor Louise Lofquist at Application review will begin October 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University.

    Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context which celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists.

    It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse work force consistent with its stated goals and mission.

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Contact Information

  • Louise Lofquist
    Music (Fine Arts)
    Pepperdine University
    24255 Pacific Coast Highway
    Malibu, CA 90263
  • 805-407-1922

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