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Tenure Track in Music Voice - Taylor University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Upland, IN
Position: Taylor University
Deadline: August 31, 2024
Posted: March 5, 2024

Job Description / Duties

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, as Assistant Professor of Music (Voice) beginning in August 2024. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Music. Exceptional candidates with an appropriate master's degree and extensive related experience will be considered, though tenure track would need to be evaluated. The primary responsibilities will be teaching voice lessons and teaching courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialty, including Musical Theatre History and Styles, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Literature, and Stage Direction/ Music Direction for Lyric Theatre. The faculty member will teach students in classically oriented degrees such as Vocal Performance as well as students pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre, and students in the Worship Arts program. Depending on the candidate’s background, the candidate may teach students outside of the MTD Department in courses that are part of the university’s Aesthetic Literacy core. Other courses taught will depend on interest and background.

Demonstrated excellence in college teaching and professional performing are desired. Strong organizational skills, expert musicianship, leadership and collegiality are essential for this position. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the life of the mind through participation in professional organizations and scholarship and will be committed to the integration of faith and learning. Professional service, active membership in professional societies, student advising, and faculty governance responsibilities are expected. Preference would be given to candidates with 3 - 5 years of leadership experience in higher education.

Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and other Foundational Documents. 

Additional Information

About the Department

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a vibrant community that provides professional training and service to the university in the Christian Liberal Arts tradition. The department has more than 100 majors and minors with 8 full time faculty and nearly twenty specialty adjunct instructors. There are 10 music ensembles and a highly active theatre and musical theatre program. The music unit is accredited by NASM. The department offers Bachelor of Music Degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Composition; Bachelor of Science Degrees with concentrations in Music Marketing, Worship Arts, and Management; Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Music and Theatre; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should complete the application and send them via email to with the position title Music Faculty as the subject line. Material should be addressed to Dr. Nancy Dayton, Dean of Arts and Humanities.

To apply, please submit a letter of application addressing qualifications outlined in this opportunity profile:

Employer Profile

For 175 years, Taylor University has been one of the most Christ-centered, student-focused universities in the world. A new presidential administration has catalyzed a season of significant energy and excitement on campus. The University recently completed a yearlong strategic-planning process that drew thousands of supporters deeper into their relationship with the University, a process we believe will move the University from excellence to eminence in a host of areas. This is an exciting time to be at Taylor.

Founded in 1846, Taylor is recognized as an institution that prizes student learning, celebrates intentional community, leads in the work of faith-learning integration and stands as the oldest non-denominational school within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Each member of Taylor’s dedicated faculty and staff is devoted to the intellectual and spiritual formation of students —in classrooms and residence halls, on the athletic turf and performance stage, and around the world.