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Music/Voice: Adjunct Professor

Music/Voice - Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for an Adjunct Professor position in Music for Voice beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago.

Job responsibilities include: Teach applied voice and Class Voice.  Additional responsibilities may include musicianship (aural skills), music appreciation, opera, musical theater or other areas of specialization according to candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs.  Participation in recruitment and activities of the Department and the College are expected.  Job expectations include:  Evidence of successful voice teaching in a variety of styles.  Strong technical and musical skills as a performer.  Piano skills essential.  Classroom teaching experience desired.  Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.  Job qualifications include: Doctorate preferred, Masters degree required.  We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

This is a part-time (approximately 6/8) adjunct faculty position with benefits.  The college places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of the promotion of underrepresented groups, women, and persons with disabilities. Augustana’s Department of Music is known for its excellent performance and study opportunities for both music and non-music majors; an extensive faculty of performers and scholars dedicated to teaching musicians; a strong curriculum of applied music, musicianship, music teacher preparation, academic coursework in the liberal arts setting, and a large variety of ensembles with nearly a quarter of Augustana’s students participating in them.  The department encourages close connections with professors and peers, and sponsors guest performers and master classes, ensemble tours, music internships and work-study option in a variety of music venues. Augustana emphasizes the connection between music and the liberal arts.  The department offers four majors leading toward a Bachelor of Arts degree:  the major in music, the major in music performance, the major in music education, and the major in composition.  In addition, the department offers a minor in music and in jazz. Requirements for majors in music and in music performance meet the standards of the National Association of Schools of Music.  The music education major meets standards from both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Commission of Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Questions may be directed to Michael Zemek, Co-Chair of the Music Department, at michaelzemek@augustana.edu. Review of applications will begin June 26, 2017,  and will remain open until filled.


Application Process –

A complete application will include the following:

·       letter of application

·       curriculum vitae

·       recordings of vocal performances (online links preferred or DVD/CDs may be submitted with materials)

·       unofficial copy of graduate transcript(s)

·       phone number and email for three references


All application materials should be mailed to:

Search #120-17,  Music,

C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean,

Augustana College,

639 – 38th Street,

Rock Island, IL  61201

or by email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.

Review of applications will begin June 26, 2017.

Augustana College, 639 38th St. Rock Island, IL 61201Tel: 800-798-8100webmaster@augustana.eduGo to Augustana.edu