Department of Music and Theatre School of Arts and Humanities California State University, Bakersfield Director of Choral Studies

Position: Director of Choral Studies

Type: Assistant Professor of Music (Tenure-track)

Academic Year: 2015/2016 Available: September 2015

Location: Department of Music and Theatre
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Joel Haney, Department of Music and Theatre
Chair, Choral Director Search Committee, (661) 654-2541

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014.
Open until filled.

Description: Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Choral Studies and Music Education at the Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2015.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in choral music at time of appointment. Record of successful conducting and teaching, and the ability to teach courses in music education. Applicants with the ability to lead students in community music projects (community cultural development) and who are committed to diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to conduct the university choirs, oversee and develop the vocal program, engage successfully with the regional choral music community, recruit students, and engage in fundraising. Duties will also include teaching conducting, choral methods, and other music education or music literature courses, and leading students in community music projects. Additional teaching opportunities exist in global music and music technology. This person will also be expected to develop a scholarly, creative, and professional record of distinction and to provide collegial service and advising at the department, school, and university levels.

Application: The complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified in the announcement, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and 4) two to three current letters of recommendation. Please do not submit any additional materials, including recordings, at this time. The complete application package should be mailed to: Dr. Joel Haney, Chair, Choral Director Search Committee, Department of Music and Theatre, California State University, Bakersfield, 9 MUS, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022.

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