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Temporary Faculty Position for a Director of Choral Studies

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Temporary Faculty Position for a Director of Choral StudiesDept. of Music

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Music at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2024. The department seeks candidates with proven success and experience as a Director of Choral Studies (large choir and voice ensembles) and an applied voice instructor. Other duties assigned according to departmental needs. This position can be eligible for rollover and is not a one-year replacement position, such as for a sabbatical. Preference may be given to those candidates with proven success in student recruitment, public school teaching experience, and the ability to teach conducting and choral methods.

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: Masters in Music (degree requirements include: Music, Music Performance, Music Education, or a related music field) and a minimum of one academic year of related teaching experience. Preferred: Doctorate in Music. Teaching in distance learning format may be required. Note: if course(s) format would change to hybrid and/or online, it will require successful completion of the Teaching Online Certification Course offered through Kutztown University.

A candidate is required to successfully complete the interview process including demonstration of teaching and conducting to be considered a finalist. Recommendation for hiring is required from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the department. To apply, please send a letter of application, current resume, list of at least three references and transcripts for all completed or in progress degrees (official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees will be required prior to a campus interview). Materials should be submitted electronically to: with “Choral Search – Last Name” indicated in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A link to video performances and/or directing rehearsals may be requested prior to a campus interview. The Department of Music enjoys full NASM membership and offers fully accredited degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as several minors. For questions about this position, please contact

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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