Music - Assistant Professor (Director of Choral Activities)
Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Director of Choral Activities
Department of Music
Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts

Primary Responsibilities

The Director will conduct selected major vocal ensembles and teach within the choral music education curriculum including supervising field experience and student teaching observations. Teaching duties may include Choral Literature and Techniques, Conducting, and/or other courses determined by the strengths of the candidate and needs of the department. The Director will work with other members of the department in recruitment activities.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate or ABD in Choral Conducting or a related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited university)

Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above

Significant conducting experience

Minimum of three years public school teaching experience

Proven record of creative activity

Demonstrated evidence of scholarly potential

Excellent record of recruitment and program building

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and community

Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Departmental Information: The department of Music includes 19 full time and 5 adjunct faculty members which serve approximately 145 undergraduate majors, and is located on the River Campus, the only dedicated campus for the Arts in the state of Missouri. The department offers the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree (B.M.) with options in voice, winds, strings, keyboard or composition; the Bachelor of Music Education degree in either vocal or instrumental certification; or the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music. The musical arts flourish at Southeast. The department supports 12 ensembles including orchestra, band, and choral groups; several small student ensembles and faculty chamber groups bear witness to the fertile creative climate. Student soloists compete and perform regularly across the region, and many faculty maintain active performing schedules.

Departmental Website: More information regarding the Department of Music can be found at

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience. The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical, sick leave, holidays, individual and dependent tuition benefits.

Application Deadline: The position is available fall 2011 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 14, 2011.

Required Information: To apply submit the following items to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701:

Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position

Current curriculum vitae

Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)

DVD or CD of choral concerts and/or rehearsal/performances

Three current letters of recommendation (written within the past year)

Names, telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of three professional references

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