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Assistant Professor - Voice - Austin Peay State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Clarksville, TN
Position: Assistant Professor - Voice
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Posted: October 2, 2020

Position Summary: 

Austin Peay State University invites applications for an applied Voice position and at the rank of Assistant Professor (all voice types considered). This is a regular full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position commencing in August 2021.

The Department of Music (www.apsu.edu/music) enjoys a vital presence on campus, in the Clarksville community, and in the region. The Department of Music is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that offers outstanding practice, rehearsal, and studio facilities, along with a nationally recognized concert hall. The following degrees are offered: Bachelor of Music with concentrations in Performance, Music Education, and Composition; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Music; Master of Music with concentrations in Music Education, Performance, and Conducting.

College of Arts and Letters Diversity Statement

The College of Arts & Letters at Austin Peay State University is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement to foster diversity. Providing diverse voices and viewpoints is essential to achieving our mission and vision of educating informed global citizens. We welcome all people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political views, or veteran status and we seek to safeguard the safety, dignity, and well-being of all people. We encourage and accept expressions of diversity in all of its forms.

The College of Arts & Letters at Austin Peay State University is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement to foster diversity. Providing diverse voices and viewpoints is essential to achieving our mission and vision of educating informed global citizens. We welcome all people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political views, or veteran status, and we seek to safeguard the safety, dignity, and well-being of all people. We encourage and accept expressions of diversity in all of its forms.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach applied voice and other allied courses depending on strengths of the candidate and departmental need. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and appropriate professional 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.

Essential Functions:

The successful candidate will:

- Teach private voice lessons in all music degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;

- Direct and facilitate APSU’s Opera Workshop;

- Engage in significant professional/ creative / scholarly activities

- Advise undergraduate and graduate students and participate in the assessment of juries, junior level hearings, and recital hearings;

- Collaborate with the Voice, Choral & Instrumental areas; with other departments across campus; and with area musicians and music educators

- Actively participate in professional organizations allied to the vocal profession;

- Maintain an active and ongoing recruiting agenda for the department;

- Serve on faculty committees.

Physical Requirements:

 

-          Ability to move 20 pounds (set pieces, props, etc.);

-          Work in a theatre-tech environment from time to time.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with extensive performing and teaching experience.
  • Documented experience in opera direction.
  • A commitment to developing strong relationships with area school and studio teachers in order to enhance the profile of APSU voice-affiliated programs.
  • Potential for a substantial creative/research/performance agenda.
  • Functional keyboard skills (to facilitate successful studio lessons & rehearsals).
  • Demonstrated aptitude for classroom teaching and personal concern for students and their achievement.
  • Commitment to diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Preferred:

  • Earned doctorate (DMA or DM).
  • Facility with and understanding of up-to-date technology pertaining to applied voice.
  • Evidence of success as a teacher of non-classical styles.
  • Demonstrated success teaching students of diverse and non-traditional backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Each applicant must include a cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy to include a diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, (official transcripts are required upon hire). Links to high quality videos of recent live performances (YouTube or similar format). Videos should highlight the candidate’s versatility in programming, roles, styles, and facility with languages.
  • If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation (no more than three) to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to "facultyapplications@apsu.edu" or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed.
  • You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.

Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu
Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources 

IT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR TO MISREPRESENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU.  See Non-discrimination Policy.

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