Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Studies

Aug 01, 2017
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Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Studies

Campus: Provost
Department: Conservatory of Music
Posting Number: F00088
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 10/05/2016
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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Position Description:
The Conservatory of Music is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Studies. The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to conduct the Pacific Singers, the Oriana Choir, and the University Choir, and leverage these ensembles to recruit students to Pacific. Our choirs give an average of two public performances a semester, sometimes collaborating with our orchestra, opera program, or with the local Stockton Symphony. Other teaching assignments will be designated in accordance with the candidate's areas of expertise. We will give priority to candidates with demonstrable expertise in a secondary area, preferably teaching sight-singing/ear training.

About the Conservatory of Music

Pacific's Conservatory of Music has been delivering an outstanding music education for more than 135 years. Degree programs are offered in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, jazz, education, management, therapy and history. Passionate and dedicated faculty artists/scholars provide a rigorous and supportive learning environment. Students have access to a recording studio in addition to technology and composition labs, and draw on the rich artistic and cultural diversity of Northern California. Seminars and master classes with accomplished alumni and visiting artists along with numerous performance opportunities help prepare graduates for a life in music. To learn more, visit
About University of the Pacific
Established in 1851 as the first chartered institution of higher education in California, University of the Pacific prepares students for professional and personal success through rigorous academics, small classes, and a supportive and engaging culture. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton campus offers more than 80 majors in seven schools. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint also includes a campus in San Francisco, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and in Sacramento, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. For more information, visit Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Develop a forward-thinking and relevant 21st century choral program to attract Conservatory and non-Conservatory students to participate in the ensembles
  • Provide unique and innovative choral ensemble settings for different styles of choral performance
  • Integrate sound vocal technique and provide competent pedagogic guidance as part of the rehearsal process
  • Be able to develop community outreach and recruitment strategies through ensemble experiences
  • If presented with opportunity to teach sight-singing, develop collaborative curriculum to enhance musicianship and create pathways for musical training to be reinforced in choral experience
  • Create environment for student-led ensembles to flourish and collaborate within choral arts program
  • Demonstrate desire to collaborate with multiple music-making and non-music-making organizations on campus
  • Be able to enhance the regional reputation of the University of the Pacific Choral Arts program through innovative and visionary leadership and guidance

    Additional Qualifications:
    College-level experience highly desirable. Doctorate preferred, or Master’s degree with professional experience commensurate with a doctorate.

    Physical Requirements:
    Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Special Instructions:
    Qualified persons should submit a letter of interest and a CV with contact information for three references.

    Contact Information:

    Contact Email:

    Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
    Minimum Number of References: 3
    Maximum Number of References: 3

    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    To apply, visit

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

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