Director of Choral Studies, Instructor I
Director of Choral Studies, Instructor I, permanent, full-time, 9-month non-tenure-earning position #16116 which contributes to the teaching and service missions of the University of South Florida. Anticipated start date is August 7, 2018.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
DMA/Ph.D. in an related field. ABD with significant post-secondary experience in choral conducting considered, however, terminal degree must be completed before appointment. Experience with a choral program at the post-secondary level.
The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following:
- 2-3 years experience teaching secondary choral education
- 2-3 years experience post-secondary choral conducting
- demonstrated experience developing vocal ensembles that will attract a more diverse range of students
- demonstrated experience nurturing community and university partnerships
- demonstrated experience recruiting undergraduate vocal music majors and graduate choral conducting students
- active in professional choral/vocal associations.
Duties will include: Conducting existing choral groups and expanding opportunities to attract a more diverse range of students, teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting courses, teach choral methods and choral techniques for the music education program, recruit and supervise choral conducting graduate assistants, organize and develop choral/vocal camps/festivals of interest to secondary school students and teachers, serve as liaison with choral groups affiliated with the School of Music, establish and maintain professional relationships with music educators in the Tampa Bay area, recruit to the choral/vocal program, expand influence of the choral/voice activities on the USF campus and in the community
Interested and qualified candidates must search for Job Opening ID# 16116 and complete the University's online application at www.usf.edu/work-at-usf. IMPORTANT! COVER LETTER THAT ADDRESSES REQUIRED/PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND POSITION DUTIES, CURRICULUM VITA, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 3 REFERENCES, AND LINKS TO ELECTRONIC SAMPLES LISTED BELOW, MUST BE UPLOADED IN ONE ATTACHMENT.
Electronic submissions should include: 20 minute choral teaching/conducting video, and 20 minute choral performance/conducting video.
Questions should be addressed to:
Dr. David Williams, Chair
Associate Director School of Music
To ensure full consideration please apply by March 28, 2018; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.
The School of Music, a full member of NASM, is a prominent constituent in the College of The Arts. Current initiatives of the School include an expansion of national and international reputation, research/creative productivity, and of graduate studies. The School offers the B.M., B.A., B.S., M.M., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and has 32 full-time faculty, 24 visiting and adjunct faculty, over 260 undergraduate majors and 110 graduate students. A performance program of over 350 events uses both on and off campus facilities. The School's website is located at http://music.arts.usf.edu. The School of Music community represents a broad array of culture and ethnicity, and it is committed to embracing diversity in its curriculum and in its faculty, staff and student population. The School of Music recently moved into its new 115,000 square foot, state of the art, music building, and is designated as an All-Steinway School.
The College of The Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and enrolls over 1400 majors. Within the college there are four academic schools: the School of Architecture & Community Design; the School of Art & Art History; School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance along with the Institute for Research in Art comprised of the Contemporary Art Museum and Graphicstudio. Please review our home page at http://www.arts.usf.edu; you will find a link to the USF home page at our site.
The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
The Tampa Bay Area has a culturally diverse population of 2.5 million. Its historic Ybor City, the former cigar capital of the world, is a thriving center for jazz, blues and alternative music, experimental theatre, poetry and art. The University has convenient access to four major performing arts centers, including the Straz Performing Arts Center, the largest in the Southeast. The Tampa Bay Area is home to the Florida Orchestra and benefits from several local professional theater and dance companies. Rounding out its diverse cultural atmosphere are several museums including the Dali Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Tampa Bay History Center and numerous galleries. Residents enjoy a year-round comfortable climate, professional sports teams, close proximity to several Gulf Coast beaches, and a wealth of leisure-time activities.
The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The search and selection process will be conducted in accordance with provisions of the Government in the Sunshine laws of the State of Florida. Meetings of the search committee are open to the public. All documents related to the search are available for public inspection. For additional information or disability accommodations please contact Amy Fletcher at (813) 974-2311 or FAX: (813) 974-8721 at least five working days in advance of need. This position is subject to a Level 1 background check.