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Visiting Lecturer/ Assistant or Associate Professor of Music / Director of Choral Activities

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Visiting Lecturer/ Assistant or Associate Professor of Music / Director of Choral Activities

Job ID: 225665
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University is located in the state-of-the-art RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, a cornerstone of CSU's RiverPark campus, where all the academic units of the College of the Arts are located. The quality of the faculty and the facilities is bringing international attention to the school. The school regularly hosts guest artists from around the world. With about 250 music majors, it offers bachelor's degrees in performance, music education, and music (B.A.), as well as master's degrees in performance and a graduate-level Artist Diploma. An innovative conservatory curriculum, approved by the USG Board of Regents in 2015, recognizes that the Schwob School of Music will continue to emphasize excellence in music performance across its programs.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary
The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University seeks a Director of Choral Activities to begin August 2021. This is a 10-month full-time temporary faculty position for academic year 2021-2022. An appointment including designation as the Amos Distinguished Chair in Music may be made in the case of an artist with an established national or international reputation.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: maintaining and building upon a vibrant program of choral activities, in collaboration with colleagues; conducting the University Singers, Choral Union, and other ensembles as appropriate; participate actively in student recruitment; demonstrate ongoing engagement with creative activity as scholarship through performance as conductor; in addition, may teach courses such as conducting, class voice, diction, or production related courses depending on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the school; working collaboratively with faculty members from the voice area and the theatre department on opera and musical theatre productions; and participating in department, university, and professional service.

Required Qualifications
Candidates should have at minimum a completed Master's degree in Choral Conducting or a related field; or equivalent significant professional experience; teaching experience at the college level or equivalent significant professional experience; evidence of high quality, sustained scholarly/creative activity in music performance; and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and master's level teaching and student recruitment.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the preparation of choruses for professional collaborative projects and candidates with a doctoral degree or significant work toward a doctoral degree.

Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Links to three or more representative digital audio and/or video performances
  • Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers (Will not be contacted without prior notification)

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Harris, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or email to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.


To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=225665&PostingSeq=1






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Posted: 4/5/2021
Application Due: 4/5/2033
Work Type: Full Time
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