Assistant Professor/Director of Choral Activities

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Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor/Director of Choral Activities External Link to Posting Department Music - 32111 Vacancy Number 16F-190 Position Number 6126 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Brief Summary of Work for this Position

Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor. Seeking a dynamic professional to: conduct the UNCW Chamber and Concert Choirs; teach voice lessons; choral conducting; choral methods and literature; and other courses appropriate to the appointee’s qualifications and departmental needs. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with faculty colleagues, and will oversee organizational planning for all choral undertakings, including preparation and promotion of the annual concert season, tours, service to campus events, etc. Other departmental responsibilities include student advising, committee work, and overseeing recruitment efforts in the choral area.

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated success in working as a college-level choral conductor and educator within a diverse liberal arts curriculum. Completed DMA or PhD with an emphasis in choral conducting preferred; ABD candidates will be considered, with the expectation that all degree requirements will be completed by the beginning of the fall 2019 semester.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated success as a choral program builder and recruiter at the college and public school levels. Experience teaching voice lessons; choral methods; supervising student teachers in the choral area. Knowledge of edTPA. Experience in conducting collaborative performances that include choral, orchestral and operatic ensembles.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Music is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and fostering an inclusive teaching and learning environment through its diverse curricula, as well as the artistic endeavors of students and faculty. In addition, the Department of Music is dedicated to nurturing excellence in performance, teaching and scholarship by guiding and preparing students through a comprehensive curriculum that provides a strong foundation for an array of opportunities in the music profession, as well as for graduate study in a range of music specialties. The Department of Music offers two undergraduate curricula, the Bachelor of Arts in Music with options in Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Technology and General Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Applicant Instructions

By April 15, 2019, please submit: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and research goals, names and phone numbers of three current references, unofficial copy of all graduate transcripts, live video recordings of recent choral conducting and, if applicable, operatic conducting via YouTube links in a Word document or PDF, and/or a DVD sent to Prof. Nancy King at the Department of Music, 601 College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-5975. Finalists invited to campus may be asked to conduct the UNCW Chamber or Concert Choir, coach student conductors, teach an applied voice lesson, conduct a small instrumental ensemble, teach a choral methods class.

Position Type Permanent Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions Job Posting Date 09/21/2018 Priority Consideration Date 04/15/2019 Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Professor Nancy King Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Links to digital audio files of current performance(s)
  6. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Have you completed a DMA or PhD program?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 5/8/2019
    Application Due: 5/21/2019
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