Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education/Associate Director of Choral Activities - F00293

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 19, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

Arkansas State University (A-State) is recruiting applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education/Associate Director of Choral Activities

A-State seeks a visionary musician and educator who will join a music department recognized throughout the region for artistic excellence and student success

The Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education/Associate Director of Choral Activities is expected to be an outstanding leader, music educator, and conductor for undergraduate and graduate level music students as well as be a visible resource to the choral education community in the Mid-South and beyond

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • The Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education/Associate Director of Choral Activities will
  • Teach courses in undergraduate and graduate music education
  • Assist the Director of Choral Activities including conducting at least one choir a semester
  • Supervise music education majors during their student internship in the elementary and secondary schools
  • This person will also be responsible for recruiting and retaining students to the A-State choral program and for the Bachelor of Vocal Music Education degree as well as sharing in advisement duties of vocal music education majors
  • The applicant will pursue an active performance/creative/scholarly agenda and participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership (student advisement, curriculum development, service activities)
  •  Additional duties may be assigned based on the strengths of the selected applicant and needs of the department



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance

The Assistant Professor Vocal Music Education/ Associate Director of Choral Activities will be expected to have regular and reliable attendance Monday-Friday during the school day (8am-5pm) to teach courses, hold office hours, and participate fully in departmental, collegiate, and university activities. Additional hours outside of the school day are expected as needed for items that include but are not limited to concerts, recruiting, and outreach


Please note that all position postings close at 12:00 am CST on the position closing date

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on the position closing date of March 22, 2021

For additional background information contact Dr. Sarah Labovitz, Vocal Music Ed/ Associate DCA Committee Chair, A-State Department of Music, P.O. Box 779, State University, AR 72467. Phone: 870-972-2799. Email:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Music or related field (Doctorate is preferred). Secondary and/or elementary school teaching experience is required (Collegiate/University level teaching preferred). Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working collaboratively with secondary school choir programs and demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups associated with a major university choral program including students, faculty, university administration, alumni, and community members. Evidence of ongoing creative, performing, or research activities is also required.

Materials applicants should upload:

1) cover letter addressing qualifications
2) curriculum vitae
3) names with contact information of five professional references
4) a PDF which contains web links (YouTube, Dropbox, etc.) to at least 25 minutes of video recordings by the applicant (recordings should be at least 10 minutes of rehearsal footage and at least 10 minutes of live, concert performance footage)
5) a one-page philosophy of music education
6) unofficial copies of all collegiate transcripts