The NAU School of Music seeks an exceptional choral music educator/conductor to serve as a tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an additional appointment as Director of Choral Studies. A successful candidate will exhibit excellent conducting skills, musicianship, a thorough knowledge of choral literature, organizational and financial management skills, and demonstrated success working in collaborative environments.

The assignment includes 1) teaching graduate and undergraduate conducting; instructing a three-semester graduate choral literature sequence; conducting and artistically leading the NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir; overseeing diverse concert programming, regional and international touring, and recordings in the Choral Studies area; supervising graduate choral conducting lecture recitals; and coordinating annual Holiday Dinner productions; 2) engaging in scholarly and/or creative activities; and 3) providing administrative oversight of the Choral Studies area and other service to the institution, including undergraduate and graduate student recruitment.

Position Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Professor:

Doctoral degree in choral conducting or choral music education;
Three years of successful teaching at the university/college level.

Minimum qualifications for Associate Professor:

Doctoral degree in choral conducting or choral music education;
Six years of successful teaching at the university/college level.

Minimum qualifications for Full Professor:

Doctoral degree in choral conducting or choral music education;
Twelve years of successful teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for all candidates:

Demonstrated success in teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the university/collegiate level.
Experience as a guest conductor at all-state festivals and state, regional and national choral conference honor choirs.
An established record of success in recruiting at the collegiate level.
Proven administrative leadership ability, especially in financial management, organizational skills, and collaboration.
Evidence of potential for ongoing excellence in scholarly/creative contributions to the choral profession.
Demonstrated commitment to and/or success in working with diverse populations on campus and in the community.

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Organization/Company: Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
How to Apply: To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605098, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae including contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) for five references, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) official or unofficial transcripts of the last degree earned or in progress.

In addition to the above materials, applicants are required to submit sample videos (or links) of a choral rehearsal (30 minutes) and a recent performance (20 minutes) with camera focused head on to:

Director of Choral Studies Search Committee
Northern Arizona University School of Music
1115 S. Knoles Drive, Box 6040
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
[email protected]

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.