Job ID: 208182

Visiting Assistant Professor (20830)

Northern Illinois University

  • Mar. 31, 2023
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (20830)
  • Music
  • Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - General


Northern Illinois University (NIU) School of Music seeks a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in voice: Tenor, Baritone, or Bass Preferred.

The School of Music is a vibrant facet of the NIU campus that prides itself on strong support of first-generation undergraduate students, providing readily available resources for faculty-directed study and research opportunities. The distinguished faculty are Fulbright Scholars, Grammy Award Winners, Chamber Music America and MacArthur Foundation Grants recipients, residents at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, guest conductors at Avery Fisher Hall, and commercial recording artists who perform regularly at significant international and national venues. NIU faculty in voice and opera regularly work with professional opera companies, vocal ensembles, and as soloists with professional orchestras. NIU Choral Ensembles have appeared on multiple national, regional, and state conventions. The university is located approximately 65 miles from downtown Chicago and is a short drive from the vibrant western suburbs.

Position Summary

This is a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in the School of Music in voice instruction.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach Undergraduate and Graduate voice, and Vocal Pedagogy.
  • Implement inclusive instructional strategies to increase support for students from underrepresented and first-generation students.
  • Engage in recruitment, creative/scholarly activity, and service contributions appropriate for a visiting faculty member.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in music with professional experience, outstanding performance and teaching skills, and evidence of creative collaboration with diverse colleagues and students.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate and document a commitment to collegiate student success, particularly for first-generation and traditionally under-represented groups.

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