Unit: Academic Affairs Division: Performing Arts
College: Humanities and Social Sciences Supervised by: Divisional Chairperson
Kentucky State University seeks an energetic and innovative candidate to serve as Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities in a 9-month tenure track position. Primary duties would include serving as Director of the University Choirs (Concert Choir, Show Choir, Gospel Ensemble) and Coordinator of Vocal Ensembles (Small Voice Ensemble, Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop, etc.); coordinating curricula, instruction, and activities in the Area of Vocal Music Education, Choral Music, Vocal Performance, and Conducting; coordinating and providing ensemble performances at university convocations, special functions, and commencement exercises; coordinating outreach initiatives which include national and regional concerts, exhibitions, and clinics; and other duties as assigned by the divisional chairperson. Candidates must hold a PH.D. or DMA in Vocal Performance, Choral Conducting, or Music Education. Seeking candidates with proven experience in Choral Ensembles of all sizes, and proven experience in research and performance of literature of the African American Tradition (Gospel, Spirituals, Jazz, etc.) Candidates must also display effectiveness in recruiting, concert tours, and community programs and outreach.
About the Institution
Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy. Kentucky State University (KSU) was chartered in May 1886 as a land grant institution. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky – the state capital – KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in three disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, and master’s degrees in five disciplines. The university’s 882-acre campus includes a 204-acre agricultural research farm and a 306-acre environmental education center. KSU has more than 135 full-time instructional faculty members and about 2,200 students. The University’s student-faculty ratio is the lowest among public institutions of higher learning in Kentucky. During a typical academic year, the University’s student and faculty composition reflects one of the most diverse populations in the Commonwealth.