ASSISTANT professor of voice and opera/musical theatre (F60) (pOSITION BEGINS aUGUST 2010)

February 9, 2010

Wayland Baptist University –

Plainview Campus


The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The faculty consists of 11 full-time faculty members and 12 adjunct faculty working with a music student body of 70 majors and minors; approximately 23 % of the general student population participate in some curricular aspect of the School of Music every semester. Wayland offers the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Church Music, and Performance and the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree with emphasis in General Music, Theory/Composition, and Church Music and Worship.


Dean of School of Music


The Vocal Studies area is a dynamic, growing program. With a recently added Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree, vocal students are exposed to a wide variety of performing experiences, participation in local and regional NATS conferences, and exposure to regular master classes taught by both studio professors and visiting artists. The program currently rotates a well-received range of annual scenes programs, children’s opera, and full operas/musicals. Applicant is expected to build upon the current program while exhibiting visionary leadership in shaping the program’s future.


The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera/Musical Theatre will be to teach applied voice and direct/oversee the opera/musical theatre program. As load allows, faculty member could teach other related courses such as vocal pedagogy, diction, class voice, song literature, and opera literature.



1. Course load will total 24 semester hours per academic year.

2. Advising undergraduate students as assigned.

3. Serving on University and School of Music committees as assigned.

4. Active engagement in professional development activities.

5. Active engagement in School of Music recruiting and retention initiatives.

6. Participate in faculty meetings, creative/scholarly activity and service appropriate to the university faculty member.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean, School of Music or Vice President Academic/Graduate Services.


Wayland Baptist University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.


An earned doctorate in Voice or Opera is preferred.  ABD considered.

    Experience &  Knowledge:

Prior collegiate teaching is expected.

Skills & Abilities:

1. The ability to pursue professional performance activities.

2. An interest in working at a university where teaching excellence is highly valued.

3. A strong Christian commitment and the willingness to be involved in the life of the university and her students.

4. Ability to contribute to the vision and development of an established yet growing undergraduate music program.

5. Ability to travel off-campus for WBU music events.

     Additional Requirements:

1. Baritone or bass preferred. Tenor considered.

2. Endorsement by the Provost/Academic Vice President.

3. Must be able to pass background check which may include Credit Check.

Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university.  The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in all academic areas.



Applications may be downloaded from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.  

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Completed WBU “Application for Employment” with faith statement consistent with Wayland’s Christian mission.

2. Curriculum vitae with cover lette.

3. Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work.

4. Three letters of reference.

5. Recording representing performance of repertoire of multiple styles.

Application material may be received electronically or in hard copy form.

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University

1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #689

Plainview, TX 79072

Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981




Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

Wayland Baptist University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.