Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion. Millersville University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The Tell School of Music in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Millersville University welcomes applications for a full time, temporary instructor/assistant professor to teach applied voice lessons in popular music styles (i.e Pop, R&B, Rock, Hip-Hop) to music majors and minors and coordinate the Voice Division. Additional responsibilities include ongoing professional/scholarly activity and service to the department and university. Other teaching responsibilities may include areas of expertise of the candidate or as needed by the department. Expectations include development and teaching of courses via distance education (online). The assignment may include evening and/or weekend classes and classes on and off the Millersville campus Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, etc.), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
Teaching – 12 credit hours (full-time) per semester with three preparations:
Teach applied voice lessons to music majors and minors (1/3 credit hour load per student for a half hour lesson).
Recruit voice students.
Serve on the audition committee for evaluating music majors and minors
Coordinate the juries and recital hearings for the voice division.
Additional duties could include teaching of other courses related to the needs of the department and candidate's area of expertise.
Hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than 3 days per week.
Serve as advisor for approximately 25 Music Industry majors.
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.
Participate in departmental recruitment activities.
Participate in continued curriculum update and development; and learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs.
Participate in governance of the department and the university, including participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.
Provide a leadership role in the recruitment of vocal music students.
The Tell School of Music is comprised of 40 faculty members, 2 support staff, 240 music majors, and offers programs in the Bachelor of Science in Music Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in performance, the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry with concentrations in Production and Management, the Minor in Music, and courses in general education. In addition, it offers large and small ensemble experiences for the music major and general student and has NASM accreditation.
Master's degree or equivalent in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, or related discipline.
Significant professional performance experience in popular/commercial music styles.
Demonstrated knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy of popular/commercial music styles.
Ability to lead and coordinate the Vocal Division (i.e. sculpt curricula, schedule juries and recital hearings, adjudicate auditions, communicate effectively with the other voice instructors in the division).
Expertise in vocal performance techniques utilizing technology.
Ability to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web enhanced or web-based formats.
Evidence of ability to teach diverse student populations.
Successful interview, teaching demonstration and three successful background checks.
Doctoral degree in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, or related discipline.
Demonstrated ability to teach applied classical music vocal styles.
Teach a growing population of majors requiring studio voice. There are limited employees available to teach studio voice.
Coach vocal ensembles.
Assist in advising/mentoring a growing number of majors and minors in the department.
Recruitment of talented voice students.
Serve on Departmental and University committees.
Special Instructions to Applicants:A complete application comprises the following:
A cover letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
A current curriculum vitae\resume.
Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date).
Links to recordings of two live or studio vocal performance examples.
Three current letters of reference (letters of reference must be dated within the last 12 months to be considered).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition: 8294
Internal Number: 8294
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