Posting Number I01838
Classification Title Music Voice Assistant Professor Full-Time Tenure-
Working Title Music Assistant Professor - Voice Tenure-Track Fall 2022
Employee Group Faculty
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
Location Main Campus
Pay Rate Assistant Professor
Employment Type Regular FT
By appointment and as needed by the department to teach other voice classes.
The Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts of Slippery Rock
University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track
assistant professor position in music (voice) beginning August 2022. The
successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining a
high-quality studio of undergraduate voice students, teaching across all music
majors including BM in Music Performance, BM in Music Education, BM in Music
Therapy, and BA in Music. Based on the candidate's strengths, other teaching
duties may include Diction (Italian, French, German, English), Vocal
Pedagogy, Class Voice for Instrumentalists, Class Voice for Music Therapy
students, Opera Performance, or a choral ensemble. The candidate will assist
colleagues in helping to shape the music curriculum to meet twenty-first
century demands, NASM, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education,
of which SRU is a part. Consistent with the expectations of all SRU faculty,
the selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the
candidate's area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and
participating in service at the department, college, and university levels, or
Slippery Rock University prides itself on being inclusive, welcoming, and
small-town friendly and is routinely recognized as a “Great College to Work
For.” The Department of Music is active and highly visible on campus, with
thirteen tenured/tenure-track faculty members and thirteen temporary faculty.
As a unionized faculty, salary and benefits are excellent.
A doctorate in Voice Performance and/or Pedagogy (or closely related field)
is required. ABD applicants must have the doctoral degree in hand by August
2022. The candidate must demonstrate a developed vocal pedagogy, commitment to
mentoring student development, and strong ability as a performer. The
candidate's demonstrated commitment to the education of diverse populations
must be clear and vivid in the applicant's materials. The candidate should
possess a collaborative and collegial disposition and have a demonstrable
commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and community outreach.
Finalists must participate in an interview process that includes a teaching
demonstration and a vocal performance.
Preference will be given to sopranos or mezzo-sopranos who possess strong
piano skills and support and participate in NATS activities. While the Voice
Area is rooted in classical technique, pedagogical knowledge, and performance
skill in other vocal genres (musical theatre, jazz, commercial, etc.) is
desirable. Experience in the demands of voice in the field of music therapy is
preferred. The candidate must demonstrate successful experience teaching and
engaging college students both in the classroom/studio and beyond.
Posting Date 01/06/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Respect for Individuals in the Community
Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages,
and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University
values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate
mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity
that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability,
ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation,
or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the
working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs
or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of
1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and
other applicable statutes and University policies.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX
008 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Special Instructions to Applicants
Include the following with your application (all to be uploaded to the
University's electronic hiring system):
Cover letter/ Letter of Application that addresses all qualifications
Unofficial transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate)
Representative audio/video links of candidate's performing, with link included in the cover letter (15 minutes max)
Representative video link of candidate's voice teaching, with link included in the cover letter (15 minutes max)
Complete contact information (phone, email, and snail mail) for at least three professional references, including the institutional affiliation and relationship of each reference to the candidate
Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates
will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34
Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal
Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 7, 2022.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Unofficial Transcripts 2