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University Faculty Music, Director of Choir

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University Faculty Music, Director of Choir

Requisition Number: F00394P:

Job Description:
School: Weber State University

Location: Ogden, Utah

The School of Performing Arts at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Music, Director of Choir, starting in July 2024. We seek a candidate with a passion for sharing music and a strong commitment to undergraduate education, with a focus on the needs of a diverse student body in the context of an open-enrollment university.

Job Duties:
This tenure-track position includes a full-time workload of 12 hours per semester that includes directing the Weber State Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, and teaching other classes and/or applied lessons as determined by the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. Potential teaching areas include: choral conducting, choral arranging, composition, theory and general education music. The successful candidate will also participate in student recruitment, scholarship or creative activity, student advising, and university service.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate (terminal) degree in Music - ABD considered; degree must be earned by July 1, 2024
  • Experience directing choir

Preferred Qualifications:
As an institution that supports preparing future music educators, the institution will look for an individual that is committed to preparing the next generation of music educators. Depending on the candidate’s background, priority will be given to candidates with experience or expertise in the following:
  • Teaching applied voice at the college level
  • Directing a choir at the college level

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 01/29/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary Range and Benefits: 55-58K depending on experience. Full benefits package includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, tuition benefits, and wellness program with paid incentives.
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. Interested candidates should apply and complete the online application to submit and upload the following:
  1. Cover letter
  2. CV (including list of courses taught, instrument(s) played, and conducting experience)
  3. Unofficial transcript
  4. Contact information for 3 references (email and phone)

*Please Note: AFTER the pre-screening stage, candidates may be asked to provide:
  1. video excerpts (maximum 10 minutes) of the candidate leading choir rehearsals
  2. video excerpts (maximum 10 minutes) of the candidate conducting performances
  3. official terminal degree transcript(s)
Screening of applications will begin February 29, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Questions regarding the search should be sent to the search committee chair, Thomas Priest, Ed.D. at

The nationally recognized music program at Weber State University is an All-Steinway School and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The music faculty members are a distinguished group of nationally and internationally celebrated artist performers, music educators, musicologists, conductors, and composers.

Weber State University is a dual mission, open enrollment institution of higher education well known for its superb quality of undergraduate teaching and its mission for access and inclusion. Founded in 1889, the University is located in Ogden, Utah, 30 miles north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round cultural and outdoor recreation activities and programs. Northern Utah boasts a vibrant music scene, with myriad opportunities to participate, perform, and record.
Weber State has embarked on efforts to become an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. Interest in participating in those efforts is highly desirable. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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