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Assistant Professor of Voice

Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts
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Full Time
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Samford University
School of the Arts
Division of Music

Assistant Professor of Voice

(9-month, Tenure-Track)


Samford University’s School of the Arts Division of Music invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Voice, beginning August 2023. This tenure-track full-time faculty position is a 9-month appointment.


The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, and visual arts and design. The Division of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1956, offers the following degrees: bachelor of music (instrumental, vocal, piano, and organ performance, music and worship, composition, piano performance and pedagogy), bachelor of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental), bachelor of arts in music, commercial music, and worship leadership (commercial music includes concentrations in business, music production, songwriting, and performance), bachelor of science in music, master of music (church music, piano performance and pedagogy, vocal performance, instrumental performance) and master of music education.


For more information, see the Division of Music’s web page:



Qualified candidates are required to have an earned doctorate in the discipline of music or a master’s degree and exceptional professional experience, though an earned doctorate is preferred. Candidates are required to have evidence of successful college/university teaching; expertise in teaching classical, musical theatre, and contemporary vocal styles; and a commitment to the university’s Christian mission.


Salary is dependent upon academic qualifications, professional experience, and previous academic teaching experiences. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the School of the Arts embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.  



Responsibilities will include teaching applied voice to undergraduate and graduate students; maintaining national prominence as a teacher/performer; fulfilling teaching assignments in related areas; maintaining creative/scholarly and service contributions for a faculty member; and actively recruiting students to the University. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of Samford University, the School of the Arts and the Division of Music.



Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022, and applications will not be accepted after that date.

Please submit one PDF file comprising: a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, links to recent video recordings, examples of teaching, an application for faculty position, and a faculty applicant Christian mission statement.  Examples of teaching could include student recital programs, links to student performances or audition videos, course syllabi, or a list of student honors/accomplishments.


Additionally, please have three letters of recommendation submitted directly from the recommender to: with the subject line denoting: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Voice Search.”   

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at: (

“ Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at: (

Please submit all materials in PDF format (except recommendation letters that are sent separately by recommenders as indicated) to:

Subject: Voice Search


For questions about the position contact:

Dr. Kristin Kenning, Chair

Voice Search, School of the Arts, Division of Music

Samford University

Phone: 205-726-2504



About Samford University and Birmingham, Alabama

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama.  Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries.  Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings.  The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability.  The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.  The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.



Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).




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