COFAC-N-3117, Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor

Towson, Maryland
Oct 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor

Department of Music

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Music beginning August 2018.


Earned doctorate in music. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2018. College/University level teaching experience desired. Evidence of successful and significant public school, university, and/or professional experience with a strong record of achievement as a conductor, educator and recruiter. Willingness to work in team situations. Proficiency in multiple styles of choral music including but not limited to the traditional western canon, world musics, gospel repertoire, current trends in choral literature and music appropriate for the pedagogical needs of future music educators.


Conduct and supervise the coordination and administration of all aspects of the choral program, and work collegially with students, faculty and staff in a multi-faceted performing arts program. Recruit students by building and maintaining relationships with state and regional secondary and community college music educators. Develop and sustain strong relationships with the local, regional and national choral community (including urban, suburban, and rural secondary schools), through school visits, workshop presentations, Towson University’s High School Choral Festival, and guest conducting. Engage in a trajectory of significant scholarship/creative activity and service. Interdisciplinary experience or interest, and evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred. Additional duties, commensurate with qualifications and departmental needs.

Department of Music:

The Department of Music ( is committed to fostering a learning community that mirrors the face of the population surrounding the campus, regionally and statewide. The department enrolls a diverse student population of approximately 260 students served by 27 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. This comprehensive music program offers a variety of concentrations in Bachelor's and Master’s degrees. The NASM accredited program is housed in the Center for the Arts. The Voice Division has approximately 70 majors served by 6 full-time and 3 part-time faculty. The Towson University choirs enjoy the support of an active student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Towson University:

Towson University (, founded in 1866, recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of completed digital dossiers begins on November 1, 2017 and continues until position is filled. A complete digital dossier includes: a) letter of application; b) a curriculum vitae; c) repertoire list (with dates) of conducted works; d) three letters of recommendation written within the past two years and sent by the recommender; e) college transcripts; f) a recent video recording which includes 10 minutes of rehearsal and 15 minutes of performance demonstrating a variety of choral repertoire. The video must clearly show the conductor in front view and the ensemble. YouTube submissions are strongly encouraged.

Submit digital dossier materials to

For additional information please contact the search committee chairs:

Professor Teri Bickham –

Professor Min Jin –

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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