Assistant/Associate Professor of Music



Job description

Joplin, MO

Become a Lion and Join the Pride at Missouri Southern State University!

The Music Department at Missouri Southern State University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in Voice and Voice-related coursework. The successful candidate will teach applied voice lessons and related coursework such as Vocal Literature and Vocal Pedagogy courses. The MSSU Department of Music has strong collaboration between music disciplines and the Theatre Department. The chosen candidate will work closely with other full-time and part-time voice faculty and the Director of Choral Activities. Applicants with Musical Theatre experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

A master’s degree in a music-related field is required. A doctorate in vocal performance or other music-related field preferred. A doctorate is required for tenure-track and rank of Assistant Professor. Associate Professor rank contingent upon completed doctorate, college-level teaching experience, and current college rank.

The MSSU Department of Music is an exciting community of approximately 100 music majors and over 200 music participants, 12 full-time music faculty and 10 adjunct music faculty. The Music department currently offers degrees in Music, Music Industry, Music Education and several music-related certificates. The vocal music program is thriving and performs around the region with the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Madrigal Singers vocal ensembles. These choirs combine with our Symphonic Choir that performs a large work for choir and orchestra every spring. Students within the vocal program have successfully made semi-finals and finals in regional and national solo competitions. The Department of Music also works closely with the local opera company, Heartland Opera. Graduates of the department have careers as public school music teachers, professional performers, and university professors.

MSSU’s vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for approximately 6,000 students and provides Missouri Southern faculty and staff rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and – perhaps most importantly – the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

How to apply

Apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Expected start date August 2020.

Missouri Southern State University is a great place to live and learn! Located at the Gateway to the Ozarks in Joplin, Mo., the University is within minutes of the Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas borders. Historic Route 66 runs through the city with the major metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa, Okla., within one or two hours of the campus.