University of Connecticut, Music

Position ID:UConn-Music-496198 [#21498, 496198]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence for a Vocal Coach/Conductor and Staff Accompanist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Music / Vocal Coach/Conductor
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/03/24, finished 2022/07/15, listed until 2022/04/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Music at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence for a Vocal Coach/Conductor and Staff Accompanist. It is a nine-month, full-time position in the Department of Music beginning Fall 2022. The Department seeks a dynamic collaborative pianist to serve as a full-time vocal coach, coordinator and director of opera, and staff accompanist. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional keyboard skills, fluency in a broad range of vocal styles, expertise in vocal diction, music directing/conducting experience in opera, and a commitment to repertoire from diverse cultures and underrepresented groups.

Primary responsibilities will typically include coaching voice students and serving as a vocal coach, coordinator of the opera program, and music director for mainstage productions of opera. Additional responsibilities could include teaching collaborative piano; teaching undergraduate courses for voice majors; assisting with special projects involving graduate and undergraduate voice majors; accompanying voice auditions; recitals and studio class performances for voice majors; and administrative service as assigned.  

The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut is a fully accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music with 20 full-time faculty members, 25 part-time faculty members, 165 undergraduate students, and 30 graduate students. The Department provides a wide range of opportunities for music and intellectual growth with degrees offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Its faculty takes an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging approach to music teaching and learning, engaging in collaborations across the University. Additional information about the Department and its programs can be seen a

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Master of Music degree and past professional activity as a music director is required. Teaching experience at the university level and/or in young artist programs as well as a strong background in vocal accompanying and excellent sight-reading skills are required. Conducting experience; finalists will be expected to conduct an opera chorus with an ensemble as part of the interview process. 


DMA degree or equivalent professional experience. Some experience in instrumental accompanying is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a willingness to collaborate with colleagues across the department are also preferred. A strong interest in and experience with community engagement and outreach is desirable.  


This is a full-time, 9-month position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request. The application deadline is April 15, 2022. For more information regarding the Department of Music please visit the Department website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Department of Music
1295 Storrs Road, Unit 1012
Storrs, CT 06269-1012