Music Faculty

Southern Virginia University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Vocal/Choral Music

Starting Date: August 1, 2017

The Southern Virginia University Department of Music invites applications for a full-time position in Vocal/Choral Music to begin August 2017. The appointment may be at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications and experience. Sopranos or Mezzo-Sopranos are preferred, though all are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with rank, education, and experience.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree (M.M., M.A., M.F.A.) minimum; Doctorate (D.M.A.), or equivalent professional experience is preferred, though students who are ABD will be considered. This is a Continuing Status Track (similar to Tenure Track) position.

Responsibilities may include (depending on experience/background):

  • Conducting an ensemble or ensembles
  • Instruction of vocal courses such as diction, vocal pedagogy, song literature, etc.
  • Teaching applied lessons
  • Recruiting

Applications must include the submission of a letter of interest specifically addressing the desired qualifications and the university’s mission (see below) as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, a resume or CV, and at least two letters of recommendation. Position will remain open until filled.Review of applications will be begin on February 1st (this date has been extended).

Please send your application either to:

Vocal and Choral Music Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

or via electronic means to:

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts university that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Candidates are not required to be Latter-Day Saints, but are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with and support for the University Mission Statement in the letter of application. Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages women and members of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.