Visiting Lecturer/ Assistant or Associate Professor of Music / Director of Choral Activities

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks a Director of Choral Activities to begin August 2021. This is a 10-month full-time temporary faculty position for academic year 2021-2022. An appointment including designation as the Amos Distinguished Chair in Music may be made in the case of an artist with an established national or international reputation.


Responsibilities include: maintaining and building upon a vibrant program of choral activities, in collaboration with colleagues; conducting the University Singers, Choral Union, and other ensembles as appropriate; participate actively in student recruitment; demonstrate ongoing engagement with creative activity as scholarship through performance as conductor; in addition, may teach courses such as conducting, class voice, diction, or production related courses depending on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the school; working collaboratively with faculty members from the voice area and the theatre department on opera and musical theatre productions; and participating in department, university, and professional service.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have at minimum a completed Master's degree in Choral Conducting or a related field; or equivalent significant professional experience; teaching experience at the college level or equivalent significant professional experience; evidence of high quality, sustained scholarly/creative activity in music performance; and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and master's level teaching and student recruitment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the preparation of choruses for professional collaborative projects and candidates with a doctoral degree or significant work toward a doctoral degree.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Links to three or more representative digital audio and/or video performances
  • Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers (Will not be contacted without prior notification)

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Harris, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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