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Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Central State University is a Historically Black University (HBCU) that prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation leading to professional careers and advanced studies.

Central’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, which is accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), is committed to providing pre-professional training for students seeking careers in music education, music performance, and jazz studies. The department strives to create and sustain a nurturing academic, intellectual, and artistic environment.


Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice to teach music courses. This position requires organization skills and a talent for teaching. The successful applicant will report to the Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and to the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

The selected candidate will fulfill the following duties and responsibilities: Teach undergraduate voice courses and other courses including diction, vocal literature and/or vocal pedagogy, as appropriate, with continued emphasis on

basic musicianship skills within the discipline. Preference is given to applicants who can teach various styles of commercial music, including jazz, R&B, and Hip­ Hop.

Recruit Music Education, Performance, and Jazz Studies majors for the Fine and Performing Arts department.

Collaborate with Music Unit faculty to ensure departmental cohesion and growth. Contribute to the rebuilding of the vocal area, including growing the applied voice studio, opera workshop, and musical theatre. Participation in grant planning, conference participation, and implementation will be encouraged.

Maintain visibility as a performer, teacher, and recruiter at the state and national levels.

Facilitate weekly studio master classes.

Maintain communication with adjunct voice instructors, assign voice studio loads, and submit grades. Advise students in applied areas of study.

Serve the university through committee participation and special assignments Be aware of and sensitive to the needs of students attending an HBCU.

Minimum Qualifications


The selected candidate will demonstrate musical excellence, fluidity in voice, and a robust knowledge of classical, non-classical, and musical theatre literature, including the music of Black composers. He or she must demonstrate mastery in a wide variety of languages and styles, as well as evidence of integrating new technology in teaching and research. The successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal and communication skills. He or she must be an exemplary role model and mentor for college students and demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence for all students in the music program.

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Central State University is a Historical Black University (HBCU) that prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service. 

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