Music (Voice), Full-Time Temporary, Faculty

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Job description

Requisition Number: F334

Department: Music

College: Liberal Arts

University Expectations

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to excellence and innovative teaching. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description

The School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for our Voice faculty position. This is a one year, full-time temporary (non-tenurable), position (#131180) at the rank of Lecturer, with possible renewal up to three years total. Position begins August 1, 2018.

Primary responsibility includes: Teach the Opera Theater; teach applied voice to music majors and minors, and oversee weekly studio master class; teach class voice, diction, and/or related subjects; and perform with faculty colleagues and visiting artists.

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the MTSU School of Music serves 400 undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors in Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees and specialized minors. MTSU was the first in Tennessee to become an “All-Steinway” institution and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Curricular specializations include composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, music history, music industry, music theory, and performance. The School provides myriad performing opportunities including five wind bands, three orchestras, three choral ensembles, opera theater, vocal jazz ensemble, big bands, jazz combos, chamber music and percussion ensembles, steel drum ensembles, salsa band and commercial music ensembles. For more information visit

Required Education

Master of Music in performance required.

Other Desirable

Successful candidates may receive special consideraton for the following: Tenor, baritone or bass voice; teaching courses in music literature at the undergraduate level; Doctor of Musical Arts or Doctor of Music, including ABD; extensive performance and teaching experience in all facets of vocal studies.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
  • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Sick leave

How to apply

Apply online

Applicants are required to provide links to online locations housing your audio and/or video recordings (e.g. SoundCloud, Vimeo, YouTube, etc) at the time of application. Include composition titles, recording dates, locations, and lengths. The link(s) may be included in your cover letter, CV, or attached separately as “Other Document.”

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Karla Barnes at 615-898-5986.

Additional Information

If selected for an interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the unique link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters or recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is the oldest and largest institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. With an enrollment of about 23,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy.