Assistant Professor: Choral Conductor/Choral Music Education/Voice Washington State University Washington State University 600 reviews


270-NN – Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor: Choral Conductor/Choral Music Education/Voice

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Employee Type:


Job Family:

Faculty – Academic – Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences is actively accepting applications for an Assistant Professor . Duties will include teaching choral music methods, direct at least one choral ensemble, teach voice studio; other possible assignments dependent upon the strength of the successful candidate and program needs. Serve as the coordinator of the choral music education program. Maintain professional visibility as a teacher, conductor, and singer, including performance with the WSU voice faculty ensemble, Cantiamo! Build relationships with music educators in the state and actively participate in recruitment and mentoring of students and program-building initiatives. Participate in service activities and professional organizations ancillary to the position.

Tenure Track :


Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications, education, and University policy.



Position Term in months:


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in choral conducting or music education. ABD candidates must have degree completed by August 15, 2021.

  • Potential to produce significant scholarly achievements, creative activities, and/or research related to the position.

  • Documented evidence of current or past certified choral teaching at the secondary level for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the university/college level in the private studio, ensemble and classroom.

  • A high level of performance as conductor and vocalist, organizational skills, and interpersonal communication.

  • Keyboard skills commensurate with college-level choral ensemble and voice studio instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting choirs, teaching music education courses and voice studio, and related courses at the college/university level.

Additional Information:


College of Arts and Sciences


School of Music

Department Link:

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Background Check:

This position has been determined by the department to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date:

Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2021 and remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.

Required Documents:

Please supply:

1) letter of application;

2) current vita;

3) undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts;

4) a research and creative activity statement;

5) diversity statement, addressing commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity;

6) arrange for three (3) professional references to submit letters of reference directly to Dr. Julie Anne Wieck at [email protected] as soon as possible (preferably within one week of application); and

7) one document that includes the following:

  • Digital link to a sample of classroom teaching (15-minute limit)
  • Digital link(s) to a sample of ensemble rehearsal(s) (limit 10 minutes) in which you are conducting
  • Digital links to samples of two ensemble performances in which you are conducting (limit 10 minutes)
  • Digital link to a sample voice lesson in which you are the instructor (15-minute limit)
  • Digital link to a sample of a vocal performance (2 contrasting selections)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Letter of application: Upload in Question 1 of 3 “Cover Letter”

  • Current vita will be prompted in the application.

  • Undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts: Upload in Question 3 of 3 under “Publication Sample”.

  • Research Statement: Upload in Question 3 of 3 under “Research Statement”.

  • Diversity Statement: Upload in Question 3 of 3 under “Writing Sample”.

  • Professional references will submit documents directly to [email protected]

  • Document with requested links: Upload in Question 3 of 3 under “Teaching Statement”

CONTACT: Dr. Julie Anne Wieck, [email protected] for questions.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected] .

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