This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
State/Province: Slippery Rock, PA
Position: Assistant Professor of Voice - tenure-track
Deadline: February 7, 2022
Posted: January 20, 2022
Job Description / Duties
The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining a high-quality studio of undergraduate voice students, teaching across all music majors including BM in Music Performance, BM in Music Education, BM in Music Therapy, and BA in Music. Based on the candidate’s strengths, other teaching duties may include Diction (Italian, French, German, English), Vocal Pedagogy, Class Voice for Instrumentalists, Class Voice for Music Therapy students, Opera Performance, or a choral ensemble. The candidate will assist colleagues in helping to shape the music curriculum to meet twenty-first century demands, NASM, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, of which SRU is a part. Consistent with the expectations of all SRU faculty, the selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels, or beyond.
Qualifications / Required Skills
A doctorate in Voice Performance and/or Pedagogy (or closely related field) is required. ABD applicants must have the doctoral degree in hand by August 2022. The candidate must demonstrate a developed vocal pedagogy, commitment to mentoring student development, and strong ability as a performer. The candidate’s demonstrated commitment to the education of diverse populations must be clear and vivid in the applicant’s materials. The candidate should possess a collaborative and collegial disposition and have a demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and community outreach. Finalists must participate in an interview process that includes a teaching demonstration and a vocal performance.
Preference will be given to sopranos or mezzo-sopranos who possess strong piano skills and support and participate in NATS activities. While the Voice Area is rooted in classical technique, pedagogical knowledge, and performance skill in other vocal genres (musical theatre, jazz, commercial, etc.) is desirable. Experience in the demands of voice in the field of music therapy is preferred. The candidate must demonstrate successful experience teaching and engaging college students both in the classroom/studio and beyond.
Include the following with your application (all to be uploaded to the University's electronic hiring system):
Cover letter/ Letter of Application that addresses all qualifications
Unofficial transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate)
Representative audio/video links of candidate’s performing, with link included in the cover letter (15 minutes max)
Representative video link of candidate’s voice teaching, with link included in the cover letter (15 minutes max)
Complete contact information (phone, email, and snail mail) for at least three professional references, including the institutional affiliation and relationship of each reference to the candidate
Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 7, 2022.
Dr. Christopher Scott
Associate Professor of Voice, Chair of Search Committee
Located an hour north of Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock University prides itself on being inclusive, welcoming, and small-town friendly and is routinely recognized as a “Great College to Work For.” The Department of Music is active and highly visible on campus, with thirteen tenured/tenure-track faculty members and thirteen temporary faculty. As a unionized faculty, salary and benefits are excellent.
Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.