Assistant Professor, Applied Voice and Choral Conducting

Wilkes University
Wilkes Barre, PA
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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Wilkes University invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Choral Conducting and Applied Voice. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting and administering both the University Chorus and the Chamber Singers, a select ensemble. Additional responsibilities include sharing the teaching load of applied voice lessons for Musical Theatre majors, and serving the Division of Performing Arts curriculum based on need and candidate's area(s) of expertise. Candidates with experience providing vocal coaching/accompanying and/or musical direction for musical theatre productions are especially encouraged to apply.

A doctorate in music, or other applicable terminal degree is preferred; an MM with substantial experience may be considered. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated prior experience in directing, developing, recruiting, and maintaining a choral music program at the collegiate level; have college-level experience in applied voice instruction, to including proficiency in a variety of styles such as bel canto, musical theatre, and belt technique; have excellent skills as a pianist; and possess a wide knowledge of traditional and contemporary vocal and choral repertoire. Please note that the department may also offer the position as a non-tenured Faculty of Practice, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,350 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,350 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit Please be sure to include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three professional references with contact information (and relation to applicant). Review of applications begins November 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Position specific questions may be directed to Jon Liebetrau, Chair of Division of Performing Arts.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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