Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Music (Voice)

Apr 11, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.

Job Description:

Central College's Department of Music seeks a lecturer or senior lecturer for a one year non-tenure line appointment beginning August 2017 which includes the possibility of renewal. 

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will teach applied voice to majors and non-majors, classes in the vocal curriculum such as diction and pedagogy, coordinate and coach opera scenes, and collaborate with the Theater Department on musical productions. Opportunities are also available to teach music appreciation and/or world music.

Central College offers a B.A. in music and in music education.  The DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC has seven full-time faculty who offer a wide range of courses in music theory, literature, and applied techniques.  A number of choral and instrumental ensembles are available for all students, and about a quarter of all students participate. Private study is available in strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, voice, organ, piano and harpsichord.  The Department of Music also works closely with the college's celebrated Education Department to deliver an excellent educational experience for our students, and to supply the state of Iowa with highly qualified educators. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


Successful candidates will possess a DMA (ABD considered) and have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.


Additional Information:

Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position please click "apply now". Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit the following materials online:

  1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college 
  2. a curriculum vita 
  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy

Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this teaching opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

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