Posted: November 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Primary Duties and
Provide instruction in undergraduate and graduate commercial applied voice and related courses in performance and style and other courses as needed; direction of vocal ensemble in the commercial genre.
Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach.
Participate in departmental and university committee work.
Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
Participate in a local church and the community.
Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
Manage online grading system.
Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
Maintain regular office hours.
The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
In addition to your application complete , candidates should:
Submit audio recordings of recent varied studio and live performances,
Submit a video recording of teaching (classroom, ensemble direction and performance and/or applied commercial voice instruction),
Request three current confidential letters of recommendation, sent directly from the recommenders to the Chair of the Search Committee
CD or on-line links are all acceptable formats for submission. The above mentioned supporting materials should be sent to:
Chair, Commercial Voice Search Committee
Belmont University School of Music
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
Required Qualifications: Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.
Knowledge of vocal pedagogical principles and proficiency in commercial performance practice; a diverse and current understanding of commercial music. Applicants would benefit from experience in and knowledge of blues, bluegrass,contemporary Christian, country, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and/or rock styles, studio singing methods, music technology,commercial music production/arranging, songwriting and improvisation
Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Required Education DMA, DM or doctorate for tenure-track Assistant Professor; MM degree plus significant experience for non-tenure Professor of Practice
Required Experience Demonstrated success in teaching collegiate commercial applied voice, professional performance experience in diverse styles demonstrating strong performance skills, and current knowledge of diverse musical styles and pedagogy.