The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure earning Assistant Professor of Choral Studies (Director of Choirs).
Demonstrable experience conducting post-secondary choirs at a national and/or international level
A terminal degree, preferably a completed doctorate with an emphasis in Choral Conducting, is required at the commencement of employment
Evidence of excellence in high school and college/university-level teaching
Responsibilities consist of overseeing the FIU Choral Studies Program (Concert Choir, University Singers, Gospel Choir, Women's Chorus), teaching Choral Literature, Choral Conducting, and other undergraduate and graduate courses. Ensemble and course assignments will be determined based on the candidate's strengths and expertise. The Assistant Professor of Choral Studies (Director of Choirs) actively engages in recruiting local, national, and international undergraduate and graduate students and is also expected to actively recruit for the Vocal Performance, Music Education (Choral Track), and graduate Choral Conducting programs.
The candidate will also maintain a national profile within the profession and engage in creative activity, and/or research. As FIU is a research-focused university and this is a tenure-earning position, satisfactory progress toward tenure (e.g., performances, recordings, presentations, and publications at the national level) is also expected. The FIU School of Music is committed to providing an academic community whose members represent and embrace diverse cultures, and toward this end, individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522682 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach the following documents as PDFs:
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement on diversity
Documentation of teaching and performance
At a later date, candidates may also be asked to submit rehearsal/performance videos. Candidates are requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references, who may be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive preferred consideration, completed applications and required materials should be received by February 15, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct questions to the Choral Studies Search Committee Chair, Dr. Vindhya Khare at email@example.com.
Internal Number: 522682
About Florida International University School of Music
Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement.
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