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Assistant Professor of Voice (tenor, baritone, or bass) - Austin Peay State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Clarksville, TN
Position: Assistant Professor of Voice (tenor, baritone, or bass)
Deadline: January 16, 2014
Posted: December 5, 2013

Job Description / Duties

Austin Peay State University invites applications for an applied voice teacher (tenor, baritone, or bass) at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a permanent full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position commencing in August 2014.

The applied voice teacher is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate voice students. Other responsibilities will include classes in diction and opera literature. Future responsibilities could include opera direction.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in significant professional creative activities, contribute to the growth and development of the department through recruiting activities, serve on departmental and university committees, and participate in a variety of departmental activities, along with other areas of service. He will be an effective partner in the continuing growth and visibility of the voice area in collaboration with applied voice and choral colleagues.

Typical duties will include the following:
- Teach applied voice lessons
- Teach diction classes and opera literature courses
- Serve on departmental and university committees
- Advise music majors and serve on graduate committees
- Join with voice and choral faculty to participate in APSU choir festivals and other recruiting events
- Make regular off-campus recruiting trips
- Present recitals and collaborate with other faculty to present performances on and off-campus

Qualifications / Required Skills

- Doctorate (or equivalent*) in vocal performance or vocal pedagogy (*those who have a master’s degree and extensive performing/teaching experience may also be considered).
- A master’s degree in another music concentration would be acceptable if the candidate holds a doctoral degree in vocal performance or vocal pedagogy.
- Documented professional achievements in vocal performance.
- A commitment to developing strong relationships with area school and studio teachers in order to enhance the profile of the APSU vocal program.
-Functional keyboard skills (to facilitate successful studio lessons).

Additional Information

1. Applicants MUST submit an online application at:
2. Application deadline: Review will begin on January 16, 2014 and will continue until filled.
3. Application materials include: Cover letter, CV including the names and contact information for at least three references, and a high quality video recording of a recent live performance, submitted via YouTube clip or by mailed DVD. Submitted recordings should include selections sung in English and at least two other languages. Candidates who choose the DVD option should send recording to:
Dr. Korre Foster
Voice Search Chair
Department of Music
PO BOX 4625
Clarksville,TN 37044.

Application deadline: Review will begin on January 16, 2014 and will continue until filled.

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Contact Information

Dr. Korre Foster, Search Chair

Employer Profile

The Department of Music ( enjoys a vital presence on campus, in the community of Clarksville (Tennessee), and in the middle-Tennessee region. The Department of Music is housed in a state-of-the-art facility which offers outstanding practice, rehearsal, and studio facilities, along with a nationally recognized acoustically superior concert hall. The following degrees are offered: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Music with concentrations in Liberal Studies, Music Education, and Music Performance; and Master of Music with concentrations in Music Performance and Music Education. The Department of Music is an integral member of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts ( A long-established state-funded initiative, APSU's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is designed to enhance the cultural environment of the university, community and region through a diverse range of imaginative arts experiences.