December 20, 2022
This faculty position (spring 2023 semester only) is on-campus and in-person.
The TCU School of Music seeks a talented performer and teacher for a one semester appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in the Vocal Arts division. The successful candidate will have experience teaching at the undergraduate level; the ability to maintain a high-quality voice studio of approximately 14 students; and potentially perform other duties suited to the candidate’s abilities or as assigned by the Director of the School of Music. The School of Music welcomes applicants from all backgrounds as we build an inclusive and diverse music community.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position, but is limited to the Spring 2023 semester only.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline to submit is December 20, 2022.
The TCU School of Music is a comprehensive program, offering bachelors, masters, doctoral, and artist diploma programs in performance, education, piano pedagogy, composition, conducting, music theory, musicology, and more. With approximately 350 students and over 75 full-time and part-time faculty, the School of Music prides itself on the individualized attention and world-class training and education that students receive while they are here. The School of Music is also home to the recently opened TCU Music Center, featuring state of the art rehearsal spaces for our bands, orchestra, and percussion studio. The building also houses the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, a 717-seat venue featuring beautiful architecture and stunning acoustics.
The TCU College of Fine Arts is home to six units: the School of Art, the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, the School of Music, the Department of Design, the Department of Fashion Merchandising, and the Department of Theatre. The college offers 33 undergraduate degree programs and 24 advanced degree programs to help prepare the next generation of creative leaders in the arts. Approximately 850 undergraduate students and 120 graduate and professional program students pursue their passions in the TCU College of Fine Arts. These talented students study under renowned professors and guest artists, annually present more than 350 public performances and presentations, and display art and design work in juried exhibitions and competitions, among other creative activities. The college also offers a certificate in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship and oversees two on-campus art galleries.
University & Fort Worth Description
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
- Masters Degree
- Experience teaching in a collegiate setting at any level
- A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (learn more about TCU’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion atwww.inclusion.tcu.edu)
Applications should include:
- letter of application;
- DEI statement sharing how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at TCU;
- a complete vita;
- a list of 5 professional references; and
- links to video recordings of performances and programs, and;
evidence of teaching successes.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.