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Choral Music Education Assistant Professor of Music - Grand Valley State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Allendale, MI
Position: Choral Music Education Assistant Professor of Music
Deadline: October 11, 2019
Posted: September 17, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Responsibilities will include teaching courses in choral music education appropriate to the candidate’s credentials and experience, conducting the University Arts Chorale and Cantate Chamber Ensemble, and observing music student teachers and teacher assistants in their field placements. Additional assignment to conduct student ensembles within the choral music program as well as related general music courses dependent upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. All members of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance are expected to exhibit excellence in teaching in a liberal education environment; be active in performance, research or other creative endeavors; and provide service to the department, college, university, and the professional community or the community at large.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Choral Music Education in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance beginning August 2020. The successful candidate must have a completed doctoral degree in Choral Music Education by the time of hire; a master’s degree or graduate cognate in Choral Conducting; a minimum 3 years of successful K-12 teaching experience; demonstrated successful experience programming for, rehearsing, and leading choral ensembles; and communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues at both the secondary and university level. Preference will be given to candidates who have 5 or more years of successful K-12 teaching experience and university-level experience with teaching techniques and pedagogy courses in choral music education.

Additional Information

Rank will be at the assistant professor level. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should apply online at and select "Apply now." Please include (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above, (2) a detailed curriculum vita, and (3) a teaching philosophy statement. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Candidates who advance in the search may be required to submit additional relevant materials. Deadline for consideration of applications is October 11, 2019.

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Salary: commensurate with experience

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