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Assistant Professor of Music (Voice) - Penn State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: University Park, PA
Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Posted: December 21, 2016

Job Description / Duties

The School of Music at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a dynamic, collaborative voice specialist (soprano or tenor preferred) as Assistant Professor of Music. This is a tenure track, 36-week academic appointment with a start date of August 15, 2017. Full University benefits apply.

Teaching responsibilities include studio voice (undergraduate and graduate) and diction and/or literature classes. Other classes dependent on the candidate’s strengths and interests.

The successful candidate must hold a master’s in music with a vocal performance emphasis and have a minimum of three years successful vocal teaching experience, preferably at the university level. Applicants must have an outstanding record of performance and demonstrated success working in a team situation. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of opera, oratorio, and art song literature.

It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain an active and highly visible regional, national, and/or international performance and outreach (i.e. masterclass/
workshop/adjudication) schedule that will recruit excellent singers to the school.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to community engagement.

To apply, please upload a letter of interest to include a narrative about the applicant’s qualifications relative to this position, CV, representative recordings (video preferred, including some live performances, recent preferred), a teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for at least three references (name, address, email, and telephone number) through Penn State’s online Electronic Jobs Management System (EJMS). Finalists should be prepared to submit on short notice a DVD of teaching voice lessons (one male and one female) and other materials to support teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin on February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

The School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit for more information about our programs. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact Information

Questions may be directed to Steve Bumbarger, Assistant to the Director,