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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

New Hampshire, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

Institution Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position                                      

The Department of Music at the University of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for a benefits-eligible, full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities.

The University of New Hampshire actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, identities, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry.


  • Conduct and direct all choirs.
  • Teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including core and upper level courses. Teach choral methods and other courses dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate and departmental needs.
  • Actively recruit students for the music department. Maintain and build relationships with public school and private voice teachers in the region. Actively participate in NHMEA, ACDA and other choral/vocal professional organizations.
  • Serve as an innovative scholar, artist, and leader in choral music, committed to increasing equity in, and access to, choral music for all learners.
  • Consistently program works by underrepresented composers and living composers, supporting DEI goals of the Music Department.
  • Display a commitment to the principles of community, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Perform service to the department and university by serving on committees and other activities.

Additional Job Information                            

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. unofficial transcripts
  4. 1-2 page diversity statement
  5. Video documentation of both rehearsal and performance via a document that provides links to online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or personal website
  6. Contact information for 3-5 references to provide confidential letters of recommendation

 Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2022

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications                

  • Appropriate Doctorate (or equivalent extensive professional experience). ABD will be considered.
  • Collegiate teaching experience preferred, as well as demonstrated success leading pre-collegiate ensembles.
  • Preferred experience with vocal ensemble repertoire and techniques that lie outside traditional collegiate choral music.
  • A commitment to sustain and advance the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, and staff.


Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements

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

Special Instructions to Applicants                    

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Departmental Information                              

The Department of Music’s mission is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines, promoting opportunities for creative and scholarly innovation, while preserving diverse repertories and cultural traditions. The Department is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. In addition, it strives to advance musical culture among residents of the state and region, as well as within the UNH community. The 120 students in the Department of Music maintain a balance between performance, music education, and academics within a liberal arts tradition.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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