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Assistant Professor of Music (Voice) - Austin Peay State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Clarksville, TN
Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Posted: December 16, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Austin Peay State University invites applications for an applied voice position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenor or mezzo-soprano preferred, all voice types considered). This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position commencing in August 2022.

The Department of Music at Austin Peay State University, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, enjoys a vital presence on campus, in the Clarksville community, and in the region. The Department boasts a nationally recognized and acoustically superior concert hall, along with outstanding performance, practice, rehearsal, and studio spaces. The Department of Music is an integral member of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA A long-established state-funded initiative, CECA is designed to enhance the cultural environment of the university, community, and region through a diverse range of imaginative arts experiences.

The following degrees are offered: Bachelor of Music with concentrations in Performance, Music Education, Composition, and Music Therapy; 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.

Primary Duties & 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.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate will:
- Teach private voice lessons in all music degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- 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

Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s degree with extensive performing and teaching experience
- 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

- Earned doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy
- Up-to-date expertise in current Vocal Pedagogy trends and technology
- 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

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

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Employer Profile

Austin Peay State University occupies a site that has served the cultural and educational needs of the Clarksville-Montgomery County area for more than 200 years. Clarksville is the state’s fifth largest city and is home to Tennessee’s youngest population. The school is named after former Tennessee Gov. Austin Peay, a Clarksville native. Austin Peay is a four-year public, doctoral-level university.