Assistant Professor

Augusta, Georgia
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Department Marketing Statement

THE UNIVERSITY:  Augusta University, located in historic Augusta, Georgia, is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia.  Founded in 1828, the university includes nine colleges and schools with nearly 9000 students and over 1000 full time faculty.  It houses the nation's ninth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the state's sole dental college, an aligned and integrated health system, a growing intercollegiate athletics program, the highly respected Hull College of Business, and the diverse Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, among other units. 

THE DEPARTMENT:  The music program is a full member of NASM and enjoys excellent institutional support.  Degrees offered in music are:  Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Bachelor of Music in Performance, with instrumental, vocal, jazz studies, and keyboard tracks.

Job Information  

Position:  Assistant Professor of Voice

Job ID: 13271

Position # 00010586 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach undergraduate applied voice, direct the AU Opera Ensemble and serve as the Director of the AU Opera Initiative; teach coursework in areas of interest and specialty as needed, including opera and song literature, diction, and vocal pedagogy; recruit and retain high caliber voice students; maintain a professional profile that reflects the career of a distinguished teacher/performer; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the vocal area, including vocal studios, opera/musical theater program and choral ensembles. 

APPOINTMENT:  A tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.. 

Minimum Requirements  

DMA or equivalent professional experience is required.  National distinction as a performer with a minimum of two years of experience singing on the concert and operatic stage.  Demonstrated successful experience teaching voice in a university setting; significant professional experience at the national and/or international level as a performer; demonstrated ability to attract quality undergraduate voice students

How To Apply  

To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

 Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2018.  Interested candidates must complete an online application at  and upload a single PDF file containing the following:  a letter of application, CV, transcripts for all degrees received, three (3) letters of recommendation, and the names and phone numbers of at least three (3) additional references.  A video recording with 3-5 different selections must be sent to:  Dr. Melissa Givens, Department of Music, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912.  For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Givens at 706-667-4872 or  Applicant screenings will begin in early February and continue until the position is filled

Conditions of Employment  

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Other Information  

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."   Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity  

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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