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Assistant Professor of Voice, tenure track - Abilene Christian University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Abilene, TX
Position: Assitant Professor of Voice, tenure track
Deadline: January 15, 2023
Posted: December 12, 2022

Job Description / Duties

ACU faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate voice students; teach courses in vocal pedagogy, vocal workshops, diction, and song literature; share in departmental responsibilities, including recruitment activities, auditions and juries, and committee service; and continue scholarship and creative development at a regional/ national/ international level.
Must have a strong commitment to excellence and a record of successful voice teaching. The successful candidate is expected to be an active performer and remain active in the professional field while teaching in the college environment and continue a record of scholarship through peer-reviewed publications, master classes, and lectures.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications

• Terminal degree in music or masters degree with commensurate experience
• Proven record of voice teaching
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a broad and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues, including marginalized social groups

Preferred Qualifications

• Soprano or mezzo-soprano
• Proven artistry as a performer
• Demonstrated ability to attract and recruit outstanding students
• College-level teaching experience
Expertise in other fields desired: opera direction and education.

Additional Information


A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please
• cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
• curriculum vitae
• research and creative activities statement
• teaching statement
• link to recent solo performance(s)
• unofficial transcripts from all previously attended colleges/ universities/ conservatories
• candidate statements on faith and learning integration
• a list of three references with relevant contact information

Salary: Tenure Track/Commensurate with Qualifications

Contact Information


Please direct all questions about the position to Voice Search Committee Chair, Dr. Rick Piersall (325) 674-2302

Employer Profile

Abilene Christian University The mission of the University is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. The University is located in Abilene, Texas, a city of 115,000 and offers an active cultural life including an outstanding regional symphony, an opera company, civic, adult, and youth choruses, the Center of Contemporary Arts, the Grace Museum of Art, and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.

The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and a member of the Texas Association of Schools of Music. The department offers the BA in music, the BM in vocal performance, and the BM with teacher certification. The music department currently employs 12 full-time faculty and 17 adjunct faculty, and has an enrollment of approximately 80 majors. The ACU Music program is a comprehensive program consisting of the A Cappella Choir, ACU Opera, Big Purple Marching Band, Concert Band, Gospel Choir, Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, the Civic Orchestra of Abilene, and multiple smaller ensembles.

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for this position must be professing Christians and be willing to support the Christian mission of the university. ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets. Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.