This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music–Voice/Area Coordinator. Position begins August 2020. Primary responsibilities include: teaching a studio of undergraduate voice students, coordinating the voice area comprised of 250+ students and 12 faculty, and maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the choral program, School of Theater & Dance, and Opera Theater.
Expectations include engaging in recruitment and retention initiatives; university service in the form of faculty governance; and involvement with the campus community. Candidates demonstrating commitment to academic advising, entrepreneurship, and community outreach will receive strong consideration.
Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 214 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences. The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.
Completed doctorate required. Candidate will demonstrate leadership and vision for the voice area; evidence of successful teaching & administration; ability to attract and retain voice students; competent piano skills; understanding of and sensibility for voice students across a broad spectrum of majors.
To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references, 5) unrestricted links to video recordings of recent performances, and 6) unrestricted links to video recordings of teaching demonstrations of treble and tenor/bass voices (please use online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or similar; videos should be directly accessible, without download, from a link embedded in a Word document--not PDF). All documents to be submitted electronically at www.millikin.edu/employment. Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.
Review of applications will begin September 15 and remain open until position is filled. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive university, founded in 1901 and currently educating more than 2,000 students. Millikin offers more than 50 academic programs – including undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs – and serves fulltime and part time traditional and non-traditional students. The University is organized into four major colleges/schools: The College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Professional Studies, and the Tabor School of Business.