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Director of Choral Activities/Assistant Professor

University of Central Missouri - Music
Warrensburg, Missouri
Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Department of Music, Warrensburg, MO 64093


RANK                          Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position APPOINTMENT    August 10, 2023


POSITION:  Conduct premiere large choral ensemble, Concert Choir, and vocal chamber ensembles when appropriate; develop outreach and recruiting activities that will expand the choral program; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting and music education; administer choral program; and assist in supervision of student teachers. Other duties may be assigned to meet departmental needs according to the candidate’s areas of strength.


REQUIREMENTS:  Doctorate in music preferred, A.B.D. required. A.B.D. candidates, if selected, are required to complete the terminal degree within two (2) years of appointment date. Demonstrated achievement at a high level of artistry as a choral conductor, evidence of successful teaching of choral music, and strong administrative skills required. Vocal performance ability, keyboard skills, and applied teaching experience are desirable. Preference is given to candidates with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in K-12 music.


SALARY:  Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.


CLOSING DATE:  Screening will begin on Nov. 11, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.


DIVISION:  Located within the School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Division of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and the Master of Arts degrees. We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the North Central Association, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. We share a long and storied history of providing strong music foundations to our graduates. Additionally, the administration encourages and supports faculty in their innovative thinking and collaboration to produce future-focused musicians who will serve and lead the profession upon graduation. With 19 full-time and 16 part-time faculty, including several Artists-in-Residence from the Kansas City Symphony, and approximately 200 music majors, the Division of Music at UCM is the third-largest in Missouri and the state’s first All-Steinway School. For more information, please visit

The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Music enjoys ample teaching and rehearsal space and includes a 385-seat recital hall and a 1300-seat concert hall on the Warrensburg campus. Recently-approved renovations to our facilities include a significant upgrade to the music technology studios allowing for state-of-the-art recording capabilities and collaborative projects across the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the university at large. Access to our Missouri Innovation Campus (Lee’s Summit, MO) allows for unique outreach and professional opportunities, and the cultural hub of downtown Kansas City is less than one hour away.


UNIVERSITY:  UCM’s 1,561-acre campus is located in Warrensburg, MO, a community of approximately 20,000 residents 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. Nearly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in more than 150 programs of study. Student life is varied and vibrant with 200 student organizations, strong intramural and club sports, championship NCAA Division II athletics, 22 Greek organizations, and ample residence halls. The arts are particularly strong, with the School of Visual and Performing Arts bringing together the Divisions of Theatre & Dance, Art & Design, and Music. All arts programs at UCM are nationally accredited through NASM, NAST, NASAD, and CIDA.


HOW TO APPLY:   Apply online at for position #998361.

Include in the online application the following:

  1. Cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position
  2. Current curriculum vitae including a list of references
  3. Supplemental document including links to video of the applicant conducting a choral ensemble in both performance and rehearsal (different ensembles and different works are acceptable)
  4. Unofficial transcript from the school most recently attended


Please direct questions about the search to Dr. Stella Roden, Chair, Choral Search Committee: [email protected].


The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, the disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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