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Voice, Affiliate Professor of Music - Grand Valley State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Allendale, MI
Position: Voice, Affiliate Professor of Music
Deadline: November 1, 2017
Posted: October 13, 2017

Job Description / Duties

Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time Affiliate Professor (Voice) in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance beginning in mid-August 2018. Affiliate Faculty positions are renewable one-year appointments which after two years may be renewed as revolving three year contracts, depending on satisfactory performance and continued teaching needs of the department. Primary duties will include the teaching and mentoring of university level voice students and performance with various faculty ensembles and may include a secondary teaching area dependent upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and interests and the needs of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Possible secondary teaching areas may include music appreciation and literature or fundamental music theory courses.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively teach at the university level in the areas of individual vocal studio instruction. They will be team-oriented and willing to collaborate in faculty performances and have the capacity to recruit undergraduate vocal students. Completion of an earned D.M., D.M.A. or Ph.D. in music, or an earned terminal degree in a related music discipline, is required by August 2018.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, with full university benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, and tuition reduction for spouse and dependents.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should apply online at and be prepared to submit (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Candidates who advance in the search may be required to submit audio files of a recent performance of representative repertoire.

Employer Profile

Grand Valley State University, established in 1960, is a four-year public university. It attracts more than 25,000 students with its high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and regional centers in Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university, serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 200+ areas of study. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. Grand Valley employs more than 2,000 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.