This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
Teach voice to music majors and minors. Teach in area(s) commensurate with the department needs and the candidate’s qualifications to complete full load. Ongoing productivity as a performer, educator, and leader. Recruit outstanding students. Committee service, student advising, research/creative activity obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.
Terminal degree required.
College-level teaching experience in voice required. Ability to recruit outstanding students.
Tenor preferred, other voice types considered. Experience in musical theater voice preferred.
Along with the application, the following items must be included:
• Letter of application
• Current Vita (that includes contact information for at least five professional references)
• Copies of Transcripts
• Three current letters of recommendation, including one letter from a person who has observed the candidate in an instructional setting
• Links to recent vocal performance recordings (within last 18 months). Include a variety of styles, including musical theater, if possible.
Candidates who advance in the search process may be asked for additional materials at that time such as documentation/demonstration of excellent teaching.
Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking. As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.
The Department of Music has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1936 and has a long and outstanding tradition of excellence. Graduates with degrees in music from Murray State serve as leading musicians in such roles as opera singers, popular recording artists, professional symphony musicians, jazz educators, songwriters, recording engineers, television writers, public school music teachers, university music department chairs, instrument technicians, church musicians, and college music teachers. Within this academic framework our department provides a comprehensive music education for the aspiring professional teacher, performer and composer. Interaction with the university community provides students with rich leadership experiences for such as the All-Campus Sing, Campus Lights music production, local church choirs, social group ensembles, chamber groups and local bands. Our outstanding faculty, facilities and resources are why this department is held in such high regard as the musical center of the region.