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Professor of Commercial Music (Voice) -Full-Time | Greenville University

29 May 2020 3:26 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)


Greenville University is seeking a dynamic professor to teach primarily in the area of commercial voice. 

We are seeking a potential colleague who:

  • Is committed to serve as a role model for students within an academic community with a distinctively Christian mission
  • Holds an earned master’s or doctorate degree in vocal music or related degree. Extensive professional experience will be considered as well
  • Exhibits knowledge of vocal pedagogy and teaching skills for applied lessons, classes and ensembles
  • Has significant teaching or professional experience in one of the following areas: Applied lessons, Ensemble Directing, Studio Recording, Arranging and Songwriting
  • Related skills can include teaching Commercial Music Theory/Ear Training, Music Business courses
  • Is familiar with learning management systems (web-based course management, such as D2L or Blackboard). 
  • Demonstrates a cooperative, collegial spirit.  
  • Is dedicated to working with and supporting students to help prepare them for professional work upon graduation.
  • Able to work in this on-site position located in Greenville, IL.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Full-time faculty teaching load is 12-13 credit hours per semester (max 26 per academic year)
  • Assume the role of department vocal director, coordinating applied voice lessons, vocal juries, senior recitals and senior concerts of vocal primary students
  • Integrate vocal studies that prepares Music Industry Studies majors and Worship Arts majors for their degree completion and future music career
  • Direct a commercial music ensemble
  • Depending on the skills and experience of the candidate, additional areas of teaching will involve: Commercial Music Theory/Ear Training, Songwriting, Popular Music History, Music Business/Industry courses
  • Manage coursework in D2L, our learning management system
  • Other responsibilities include assisting in recruitment of students, student mentoring and academic advisement, departmental activities, and regular participation in institutional committee work.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A doctorate degree in a related field of teaching
  • Keyboard or guitar accompaniment skills 
  • Experience working with faculty/teams in a collaborative manner, including those who teach traditional classical voice applications
  • Ability to coach students on stage presence and public performance skills, concert event planning and stage design
  • Training and experience in online coursework
  • Innovative technology skills and experience relevant to teaching
  • Familiar with Finale/Sebelius, Ableton, Auralia, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, video editing software.
  • Applied skills and comprehension of black gospel and jazz music
  • Experience working with teams in collaborative manner
  • Music ministry or service-oriented experience

Reports To: 

Music Dept. Chair


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience.  The University also provides a generous benefits package that includes health and retirement plans.

The Music Department:

The Greenville University music department has a rich history that includes nearly a century long choral program. GU offered the very first CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) degree in the nation in the late 1980s and continues to take pride in our innovative music programs. In 2012 we launched our Worship Arts degree program which continues to train worship leaders and maintain an extremely high job placement. Our Music Industry Studies (MIS) degree program is also highly innovative, training students in the areas of studio recording, audio post-production/game audio design, live sound/lighting, commercial performance, and songwriting. We offer numerous ensembles, including Fusion (commercial music), Lab Band (original rock groups), Pursuit worship bands, Gospel Choir, Jazz Band, GU Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and Marching and Pep Bands. Greenville University has launched several renowned bands, artists and audio/recording engineers.

Greenville University:

Greenville University has a dynamic commitment to experiential learning, faith integration and practical skill development tailored around job placement. The university has approximately 700 residential students and is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. 

Our Mission

Greenville University empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.

Our Vision:

Greenville University believes that God created each of our students to uniquely shape the world!

Therefore, we

  • Offer a transformational Christ-centered educational experience that empowers, enriches, and endures;
  • Focus on the development of the whole person so that each student thrives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, relationally, and physically;
  • Inspire our students to embrace God’s Call; and,
  • Give our work as worship and welcome the presence of the risen Christ to fill us, equip us, and send us.

How to Apply

Application materials should include a 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, 4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, 5) names of three references, and 6) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial application).  Electronic copies of all these documents are welcome.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.  

Address applications to:

Greenville University

Office of Human Resources

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, Illinois 62246

Office Phone: (618) 664-6845

Email: hr@greenville.edu

It is the policy of Greenville University not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville University is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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