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Assistant Professor of Voice - Samford University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Birmingham, AL
Position: Assistant Professor of Voice
Deadline: January 5, 2019
Posted: December 22, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Samford University's Division of Music invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Voice (9-month, Tenure-Track) to begin August 2019.

Responsibilities will include teaching applied voice to undergraduate and graduate students; maintaining national prominence as a teacher/performer; fulfilling teaching assignments in related areas; maintaining creative/scholarly and service contributions for a faculty member; and actively recruiting students to the University.

A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of Samford University, the School of the Arts and the Division of

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate and/or exceptional professional experience; evidence of successful college/university teaching; expertise in teaching both classical and musical theatre voice students.

Additional Information

Please send one PDF file comprising: a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, links to recent audio or video recordings, examples of teaching, the Application for Faculty Position, and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement. Examples of teaching could include: student recital programs, links to student performances or audition videos, course syllabi, or a list of student honors/accomplishments.

Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation directly from the recommender; the subject line of the recommendation letters should include: "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME - Voice Search."

Applicants must complete an "Application for Faculty Position" ( and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement

Please submit all materials in PDF format (except recommendation letters that are sent separately by recommenders as indicated) to:
Subject: Voice Search

Compensation is dependent upon academic qualifications and previous academic teaching experience. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

For questions about the position contact:

Dr. Kristin Kenning, Search Committee Chair
School of the Arts, Division of Music
Samford University
Phone: 205-726-2230

Employer Profile

The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, and visual arts and design. The Division of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1956, offers the following degrees: bachelor of music (performance, music and worship, composition), bachelor of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental), bachelor of arts in music, bachelor of science in music, master of music (church music, piano performance and pedagogy, vocal performance, instrumental performance) and master of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental). For more information, please go to

The vibrant arts scene in metropolitan Birmingham includes the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Opera Birmingham, Alabama Ballet, Birmingham Museum of Art, several theatre companies and numerous choral ensembles. The School of the Arts enjoys partnerships with many of these entities.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has 366 full time faculty and more than 5,500 students. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The university is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The university offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic origin.