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Assistant Professor Voice

Employer
Friends University
Location
Wichita, Kansas
Salary
Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Friends University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Music/applied Voice with duties beginning August 2024.  This position is a nine-month appointment, and reports to the Division of Fine Arts Chair.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY & THE COMMUNITY

Friends University offers a complement of traditional undergraduate majors, non-traditional adult degree-completion programs, and professional graduate programs.  Founded in 1898, the University is situated on a beautiful park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, Kansas.  Wichita is a vibrant urban city with all the charms of a small town.  Our great community offers something for everyone and is rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources.

Friends University seeks to hire faculty who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence).  The mission of the University is:

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will provide leadership for the vocal program at Friends University. This includes oversight and planning for the following: weekly studio class for the program, coordinating vocal adjuncts, participation in state and regional NATS, vocal juries, and submission of scenes to NOA/attending the conference, etc. The successful candidate will supervise all instructors in the vocal area, teach private voice to undergraduate voice majors, minors (possibly non-majors), and lead the opera program. Other assignments may include teaching Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Song Literature, and coaching/music directing opera, depending on the candidate’s strengths and interests.

Duties will also include actively recruiting and retaining undergraduate students, advising current voice students (BM, BA), fulfilling committee assignments, and participating in activities supported by the division.  In addition, participation in professional organizations is desired as well as maintaining an active performance profile.

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