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Instructor of Voice

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
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Aug 6, 2022

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Instructor of Voice

Department: 3670020190 School of Music Theatre Dance

Job no: 513410

Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Education / Instructional

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites applications for an Instructor of Voice. This full-time, nine-month term instructor position will start August 7, 2022 and end May 13, 2023 with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Based on performance, this position is eligible to be converted to a renewable, regularized instructor.

Primary responsibilities are to teach applied voice students, Italian Diction Course, and Voice Seminar class. In addition to individual efforts to recruit voice students, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate on departmental recruitment and marketing activities as assigned.

Possible duties including music direction for staged performances, serving on committees or teaching assignments based upon the successful candidate's experience may be assigned as required. Research, scholarship, and creative activities are encouraged and supported by the School as means to stay current in the field and to build the reputation of the program.

Why Join Us:

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance has 225 undergraduate Music majors pursuing the B.M., B.A., and B.M.E. degrees; 70 graduate Music students pursuing M.M. degrees; 40 Theatre majors pursuing the B.A. and B.S. degrees; 20 graduate Theatre students pursuing the M.A degree in theatre with a concentration in drama therapy; 25 secondary majors in dance; and offers minors and certificates in Music, Theatre, and Dance. The School has 50 full-time and 1 part-time faculty member, is supported by a Director and 4 Associate Directors, a full-time academic advisor, and 3 full-time administrative staff members.

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is accredited by NAST, NASM, and NADTA and is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the "intellectual and academic core of the University" with 23 academic units. A land-grant institution, Kansas State University is a Carnegie "very high research" and "engaged" university with more than 3,000 students who participate in curricular and co-curricular activities offered through the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Kansas State University is a distinguished public, land-grant institution renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. K-State was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. The mission of K-State is to foster excellent teaching, research, extension, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. K-State is also implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025 (

K-State is centered on a 664-acre campus in Manhattan located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City in the rolling Flint Hills. Manhattan provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation, and is the home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off -, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned master's degree in music or commensurate professional experience.
Demonstrated success in voice studio instruction.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Tenor, baritone, or bass preferred; however, all voice types will be considered;
DMA or commensurate degree in vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, or other vocal specialization;
Piano skills efficient for studio lessons;
Excellent ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications necessary for program recruiting and marketing.

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents as a single PDF:

    Cover Letter
    Curriculum Vitae
    Contact information for three professional references
    Unofficial University Transcripts (official transcripts will be requested at a later date)
    Links to files of video recordings of you performing as a vocal soloist (20-30 minutes in length). If possible, provide a link to a video recording of you teaching an applied lesson.

    Please contact Dr. Reginald Pittman, Search Committee Chair, Instructor of Voice search at

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Screening begins on July 23, 2022 and continues until the position has been filled.

    Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

    $46,000 - $50,000; commensurate with skill, experience, and education

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

    Background Screening Statement:

    In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

    Advertised: Jul 08, 2022 Central Daylight Time

    Applications close: Open until filled
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