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Assistant Professor of Music (Music Education/Vocal/Choral)

Mercyhurst University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Music Education/Vocal/Choral. Candidates should have at least three years of successful teaching experience at the K-12 level and demonstrate evidence of potential for significant scholarly and/or creative work in the music education field. Preference will be given to candidates who also have university teaching experience with a strong voice performance background or experience teaching applied voice. Standard contracts at the university run 9 months (August 15-May 15) with 12-credit hours per semester load. Courses to be taught may include Intro to Music Education, Vocal and Choral Methods, Conducting, Choral Ensemble, Applied Voice, and other courses according to the candidate’s qualifications. Candidates will develop and maintain positive, collaborative relations with area music educators, supervise student teachers, advise undergraduate music education majors and the department NAfME chapter, demonstrate commitment to university service and academic committees, and maintain active recruitment throughout the region and nationally.


A Ph.D. is required. Exceptional ABD candidates with a documented plan of completion date prior to start date will be considered. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and demonstrate the potential for research productivity and/or community engagement. Candidates should be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in our liberal arts core, major, and minor courses.


Application Process

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies), three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a web link of a 10-15 minute live, unedited video showing the candidate conducting a choral rehearsal within the last three years that demonstrates choral rehearsal technique and teaching excellence. Please send to:

Mercyhurst University

Human Resources

ATTN: Assistant Professor of Music Position


Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person. As an equal opportunity employer Mercyhurst University seeks candidates who are committed to the principles of diversity and our Mission.


Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.


Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.


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