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Faculty: Assistant Professor of Applied Voice - Friends University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Wichita, KS
Position: Faculty: Assistant Professor of Applied Voice
Deadline: April 28, 2024
Posted: April 15, 2024

Job Description / Duties

The successful candidate will provide leadership for the vocal program at Friends University. This includes oversight and planning for the following: weekly studio class for the program, coordinating vocal adjuncts, participation in state and regional NATS, vocal juries, and submission of scenes to NOA/attending the conference, etc. The successful candidate will supervise all instructors in the vocal area, teach private voice to undergraduate voice majors, minors (possibly non-majors), and lead the opera program. Other assignments may include teaching Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Song Literature, and coaching/music directing opera, depending on the candidate’s strengths and interests.

Duties will also include actively recruiting and retaining undergraduate students, advising current voice students (BM, BA), fulfilling committee assignments, and participating in activities supported by the division. In addition, participation in professional organizations is desired as well as maintaining an active performance profile.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Terminal Degree.
• Record of successful undergraduate studio teaching and professional activity as an educator and performer.
• Minimum two-years of higher-ed teaching experience.
• Experience directing opera.
• Evidence of strong organizational skills.
• Experience with recruiting, retaining, and advising students.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

• Open to all voice types.
• Ability to teach CCM vocal styles (Musical Theatre, pop, etc.) in addition to classical.
• Applicants with significant performance profiles are encouraged to apply.
• Strong knowledge of song literature, opera, and musical theatre repertoire.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
Application deadline is April 28, 2024.
The position starts August 2024.

Salary: Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Information

Please visit our employment site at to apply. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.

Employer Profile

Friends University offers a complement of traditional undergraduate majors, non-traditional adult degree-completion programs, and professional graduate programs. Founded in 1898, the University is situated on a beautiful park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, Kansas. Wichita is a vibrant urban city with all the charms of a small town. Our great community offers something for everyone and is rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources.
Friends University seeks to hire faculty who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence). The mission of the University is:
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.