Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Conducting Ensembles (134310)

College of Music

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Founded in 1938, the University of North Texas choral program has a long and distinguished history. UNT's graduate choral conducting program is one of America's premier programs, with both Master of Choral Conducting and Doctor of Musical Arts degree offerings. Graduate students receive opportunities to lead collegiate-level ensembles and are afforded excellent preparation for employment as conductors, university professors, and professional choral singers.

The UNT College of Music is searching for an energetic, dynamic colleague to join our choral faculty, one who understands how to connect with the rich diversity of our student body. With 6 choral ensembles and over 300 singers, the successful candidate will provide musical leadership in the choral area; recruit fine singers to UNT; work collaboratively with voice/opera/music education faculty to retain singers; liaise with the Texas choral directors; and engage with the broader choral community regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Teaching: conduct choral ensemble(s); undergraduate conducting; graduate courses and conducting lessons; mentor graduate students; other duties as assigned, in accordance with candidate's strengths

Research/Creative Activity: guest conducting of regional, national, and international significance; presentations and clinics in the candidate's area of expertise in respected, peer-reviewed settings; may also include scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and books with national and international reach

Service: provide service to the College of Music, the University, and the choral profession at-large in ways that align with the interests of the applicant; recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students into the choral program

For information on the UNT College of Music, please visit our website (
The University of North Texas: As the nation's 26th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to over 38,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state, and nation through innovative education and research. A "top-tier" public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 101 bachelor's, 82 master's and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Choral Conducting or Music Education by the time of appointment; evidence of an emerging record of creative activity, including guest conducting engagements of regional and national significance; minimum of three years of successful music teaching in secondary public/private schools or at the college/university level

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of successful college teaching; experience with mentoring graduate students; experience conducting a diverse repertoire of choral styles

Area of Specialty:
Choral Conducting

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit: a curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact information for three references (please do not send reference letters at this time). In your cover letter, please add web links/youtube links to video clips of a rehearsal (10 minute minimum) and a performance (front view preferred).

Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, [email protected]


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