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Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education - 9 Month Salaried (College of Music)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education - 9 Month Salaried (College of Music)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56075

The College of Music at Florida State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education, a 9-Month faculty member at the tenure-earning rank of Assistant Professor.


This position:

  • Teaches Choral Music Education coursework at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Conducts Levana (SA ensemble open to all treble singers).
  • Works with pre-service and in-service music teachers.
  • Provides leadership for FSU's thriving summers-only MME program.
  • Supervises graduate theses and dissertations as needed.
  • Participates in professional service activities nationally and internationally appropriate to the rank.
  • Participates in university service and other teaching activities as appropriate.

A doctoral degree in choral music or choral music education is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of successful university-level teaching and a record of successful public school teaching experience in choral music.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of ongoing scholarly/creative activity.

Other Information

The College of Music at Florida State University is the largest such college in the Southeast and the third largest university-based music program in the nation.

The University is situated in Tallahassee; Florida's beautiful, wooded capital city with an area population over 375,000. Located in the Big Bend area of northern Florida, Tallahassee enjoys a mild change of season and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. With over 90 faculty and 40 support staff, the College offers a range of degrees in music, baccalaureate through the doctorate. We are home to approximately 700 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, who represent nearly every state in the nation and 20 foreign countries.

Contact Info

For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Jeremy Cope at

Other inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair as follows:

Dr. Michael Hanawalt, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Choral Studies

Associate Professor of Music Education

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Please include each item below via the additional documents section of the online application:

  • Cover Letter uploaded as a PDF
  • Curriculum Vitae uploaded as a PDF
    • must include contact information for at least three professional references
    • must include link to a 10-minute conducting video of a college/university choral rehearsal
    • must include link to a 10-minute teaching video in a college/university classroom setting, preferably non-conducting related, e.g. methods, technique, etc.

Please follow the instructions below to request three required letters of reference:

This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:

1) After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2) Click the My References link;
3) Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4) Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests. If requestees experience difficulty with this system, letters may be directed to


This is a Faculty position.

Salary competitive.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Appointment will begin August 6, 2024.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit all materials by November 1st, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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