SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Position: Choral Conducting

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Position:  Choral Conducting.  Full-time, tenure-track.

Responsibilities:  Teach conducting, promote the visibility of the

choral program locally, regionally, and internationally; arrange

annual national and international tours, collaborate with appropriate

persons to plan services, concerts, and other events; maintain a

record of scholarly activity, professional performance, scholarship,

and service; and recruit students.  He/she will conduct and administer

the A Cappella Choir (the Division of Music’s auditioned choral

ensemble). (Former conductors have included Kathleen Martinson, George

W. Koski, L. Gene Black, Milburn Price, and Timothy P. Banks.)  There

will be additional teaching assignments according to the applicant’s

abilities and interests.  Qualifications: An earned doctorate in the

field is preferred.  Equivalent professional experience will be

considered.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated

excellence in the practice and pedagogy of choral conducting.

Candidates must be supportive of the Christian mission of the

university.  Rank:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Begin:  Position is to be filled by Aug. 1, 2010.  Deadline:  Review

is in progress; position is open until filled; apply ASAP.  Submit:  A

letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, sample of

scholarship (scores, articles, DVD and/or recordings of recent

performances) and at least three current letters of recommendation.

Send to:  Choral Search Committee, Dr. Sharon Lawhon, chair, School of

the Arts, Division of Music, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive,

Birmingham, AL 35229.  Contact: By phone: 205-726-2498; by fax:

205-726-2165; or by e-mail: <sllawhon@sanford.edu>.  The University is

an EO Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting

discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not

discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, or

national or ethnic origin.

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