Director of Choral Activities

Oct 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Choral Activities
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
Susquehanna University invites applications for a Director of Choral Activities at the rank of assistant or associate professor (tenure-track at either rank) to begin in August of 2018. Rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Primary teaching responsibilities include the direction of University Choir and a select chamber ensemble and teaching choral conducting. The remainder of the teaching load (about 20%) could include music education, ear training, music theory or history, or studio voice, depending on qualifications and department need. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership of the choral area, maintain an active schedule of guest conducting and recruitment primarily in the Northeast, maintain relationships with high school choral directors, actively participate in professional choral and music education organizations, and participate fully in department activities, including collaborating with colleagues, hearing auditions, and attending recitals.

Required Qualifications	
Candidate qualifications include an earned doctorate in choral conducting (required by beginning of appointment in August, 2018) and evidence of creative and/or scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications	
Teaching and conducting experience at the college level preferred. Public school music education experience is desirable.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement on how you will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Do not submit recordings at this time. Any inquiries should be sent to the department chair, Dr. David Steinau, Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017.

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