Assistant Professor of Opera

Position Announcement:

Assistant Professor of Opera


The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites applications for the Assistant Professor of Opera, beginning in the fall semester of 2022. The successful candidate will be a proven stage director who will be dedicated to teaching in a robust training program for young singers. The ideal candidate will have directed in all forms of lyric theater (contemporary opera, traditional opera, and music theater).

The Assistant Professor of Opera is responsible for one fully staged Eastman Opera Theatre production per season and for teaching curricular performance techniques courses. This is a non-tenure-eligible position; the contract carries an initial term of three years and may be renewable. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Residency in Rochester is required.

Applicants must demonstrate success in directing university-level or professional singer-actors in staged scenes and full productions. Expectations include a deep commitment to mentoring students in their professional development and broadening engagement among members of underrepresented groups.

Review of applications begins on 11 October 2021. To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and up to three mp4 video recordings of current or past work as a stage director via attachments or links to OperaSearch@esm.rochester.edu. Indicate Opera Search, followed by Your Name, in the subject line of your email. Please also arrange for three current confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.

The Eastman School of Music seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We encourage applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity in higher education. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.