Columbus, Georgia
Mar 24, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music in the College of the Arts at Columbus State University seeks an outstanding director of vocal ensemble activities with a secondary area of emphasis in studio voice instruction.  This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2017.

Responsibilities include: building and maintaining a vibrant program of vocal ensemble activities, in collaboration with colleagues;Conducting the University Singers, Choral Union, and other ensembles as appropriate; participating actively in student recruitment; demonstrating ongoing engagement with creative activity as scholarship through performance as a singer and/or conductor; teaching studio voice, diction, class voice, conducting, or other courses depending on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the school; and fulfilling additional teaching duties as assigned by the Director.

Minimum qualifications include a completed doctorate in choral conducting, voice performance, or a related field; or equivalent significant professional experience (ABD candidates will be considered). The successful candidate must possess teaching experience at the college level or equivalent significant professional experience; evidence of high quality, sustained scholarly/creative activity in music performance; and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and student recruitment.

The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University is located in the state-of-the art RiverCenter, a cornerstone of CSU’s RiverPark campus, where all the academic units of the College of the Arts are located. The quality of the faculty and the facilities is bringing international attention to the school. The school regularly hosts guest artists from around the world. With about 250 music majors, it offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in performance and music education as well as a liberal arts music degree.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world.  Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia:  the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University, visit our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Other Required Documents to Submit:

  • Please email three (3) confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from references, university placement services, or other professional services (e.g. Interfolio) to:

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.  To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Harris, Department Chair, Director, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to

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