Assistant Professor of Music/Applied Voice
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
About Arkansas Tech:
Arkansas Tech University is a public, comprehensive, regional university that was established by Act 100 of the 37th Arkansas General Assembly in 1909. ATU offers credentials and degrees at the technical certification, associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral levels. The university operates campuses in Russellville and Ozark as well as Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC). Home to almost 10,000 students, ATU offers stackable credentials and multiple entry points to higher education. In all, Arkansas Tech offers more than 100 programs of study, including many of the most sought-after four-year baccalaureate programs among college freshmen -- business, engineering, physical and biological sciences, the social sciences and teacher education. Pre-professional programs prepare ATU students to become doctors, dentists, lawyers, pharmacists, physical therapists and veterinarians. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at www.atu.edu/hr to find our “Live Here” informational resources.
Assistant Professor of Music/Applied Voice. This position is a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in the Department of Music within the College of Arts & Humanities. The anticipated start date for this position is negotiable based on candidate availability (January 4, 2023 or July 31, 2023). Arkansas Tech offers a benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, and participation in TIAA-CREF retirement plans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach vocal applied lessons.
Recruit and retain students for the vocal program and music department.
Develop, teach, and assess undergraduate courses.
Engage in continuous improvement of courses.
Engage students in high-impact learning practices.
Effectively advise and mentor students at the undergraduate level.
Provide impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service to the university, community, and state.
Engage in creative activities and scholarship, leading to invited performances and peer-reviewed publications.
Additional duties and responsibilities assigned by the Department Head based on departmental needs and candidate strengths.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Exhibit musicianship in solo performance and collaborative settings.
Ability and interest in recruiting and retaining talented undergraduate musicians.
Teach, develop and mentor undergraduate vocal students.
Ability to contribute to classroom instruction in one or more of the following areas: theatre and opera workshop; solo vocal literature; ear training; music theory; digital audio production; and music in the elementary classroom.
The ability to fluently use education, office and music software, and platforms.
For a tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, the applicant must have a doctoral degree in music.
Demonstrated success as a performer.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Degree, cognate, or experience in one or more of the following areas:
- vocal performance
- vocal studio
- teaching vocal pedagogy
- music theatre
- ear training
- music theory
- music education
Experience teaching and providing leadership for a studio of vocal students.
Experience performing and teaching various vocal styles.
Basic functional keyboard skills.
Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations.
Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands:
The candidate selected to fill this position will work on the Russellville campus of Arkansas Tech University in Witherspoon Hall.
ATU will provide the employee a computer, phone, and office.
Required activities include: teaching and lecturing, sitting for extended periods, use of a keyboard and mouse, use of standard office equipment.
Some local travel may be necessary to public schools.
The work schedule will include nights and weekends.
What to Submit:
Letter of application
Current curriculum vita
Unofficial copies of transcripts
Contact information (phone number and email address) for 3-5 references.
Links to video samples demonstrating the candidate’s ability to meet the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. Representative video submissions should include an applied lesson teaching sample and performance videos representing multiple genres (ex. classical, music theatre, opera, jazz, cabaret, etc.). Video samples should be from the last three (3) years.
To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor of Music/Applied Voice, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system, Cornerstone, prior to the closing date of 09/30/2022 before 6:00 pm central time.
Please go to https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=atu to apply now.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.