Artist/Teacher - Voice

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Arts and Architecture
School of Music


The Penn State School of Music is seeking a dynamic, collaborative voice specialist (soprano or mezzo preferred) as Assistant Professor of Music. This is a tenure track, 36-week academic appointment with a start date of August 15, 2018. Full University benefits apply. Teaching responsibilities include studio voice (undergraduate and graduate) and lyric diction. Other courses may substitute dependent on the candidate’s strengths and interests. The successful candidate must hold a master’s in music with a voice emphasis and have a minimum of three years successful voice teaching experience, preferably at the university level. Applicants must have an outstanding record of performance, a thorough knowledge of opera, oratorio, and art song literature, and demonstrated success working in a team situation. The successful candidate will maintain an active and highly visible regional, national, and/or international performance and outreach (i.e. masterclass/workshop/adjudication) schedule that will recruit excellent singers to the school. The successful candidate will have a commitment to community engagement. To apply, upload a letter of interest to include a narrative about the applicant’s qualifications, CV, representative recordings (video and live recent performances preferred), a teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for at least three references (name, address, email, and telephone) through Penn State’s online Electronic Jobs Management System (EJMS) Finalists should be prepared to submit on short notice videos of teaching voice lessons and other materials to support teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. The School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit for more information. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director,

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088