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College of Liberal Arts | Department of Music: Voice (Commercial) | Auburn University

06 Feb 2020 4:29 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

RANK/SALARY: Professor of Practice or Lecturer.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Final appointment is contingent upon funding.  These are non-tenure track positions.

DUTIES: Teach commercial voice to music and/or music education majors; develop and direct vocal jazz, and/or pop ensemble(s).  Additional assignments may include courses related to songwriting, commercial music, music technology, music recording, music business; and in other area(s) of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS: The department seeks applications from candidates who have interest in and experience with commercial voice, vocal jazz, songwriting, music recording, music entrepreneurship, music leadership, and/or other non-traditional career models. We encourage applications from candidates who have interests and abilities that align with these values and can demonstrate such: 1. pursuit of excellence; 2. commitment to student success; 3. focus on producing music leaders; 4. commitment to the preparation of the musician-educator; 5. development of diversely-skilled musicians; and, 6. a commitment to team building.

Lecturer Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in voice performance at time of employment and professional level of artistry as a singer is required. Professor of Practice Minimum Requirements – a distinguished professional career with significant professional experiences. Experience in directing vocal jazz or pop ensembles is strongly desired. Prior successful teaching and performance experience at the college/university level are desired. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  Excellent communication skills are required.

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 16, 2020.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The Department of Music, with an enrollment of approximately 110 students, has fifteen tenure-track faculty and eleven part-time instructors.  Degrees offered include: the Bachelor of Music in Performance; the Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, and in conjunction with the College of Education, the Bachelor of Music Education, the Master of Music Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education. 

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.

APPLICATION: Candidates should upload the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for five references (email addresses, as well as telephone numbers) at: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. In the letter of interest, candidates must include a link to 20 minutes of video of recent live performances that reflect artistry and stylistic range.

 For additional inquiries contact:  Dr. Rosephanye Powell, Chair, Search Committee; Auburn University Music Department; dunnprt@auburn.edu.

DEADLINE: Screening will begin December 18, 2019, and continue until position is filled.

“Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.” http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/

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