Temporary, Part-Time Faculty Position in Commercial Voice

Dept. of Music

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Music at Kutztown University invites applications from qualified applicants for a part-time Instructor of Applied Commercial Voice beginning Fall 2024. The recommended candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching applied popular/commercial voice lessons to music majors and minors (1/3 credit hour load per student for a half hour lesson). We seek an artist/teacher colleague with experience working with students from diverse musical, social and cultural backgrounds. The candidate will teach studio voice lessons in a variety of commercial styles and genres. Commercial Music is used here in the broadest sense and includes, but is not limited to: Rock, Jazz, Salsa, and Country.

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service.  Preferred: Master’s degree in Music, Music Performance, Music Education, or a related music field. A Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music or a related area with extensive performance experience will be considered. Successful completion of the interview process including demonstration of teaching and vocal performance ability is required to be considered a finalist.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current resume with references, and transcripts for all completed or in progress degrees. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees will be required prior to a campus interview. Materials should be submitted electronically to music@kutztown.edu with “Commercial Voice – Last Name” indicated in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A link to audio and/or video performances may be requested prior to a campus interview. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Kevin Kjos at kjos@kutztown.edu.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.