The University of Kansas, School of Music seeks to fill a full-time, academic year (nine month), non-tenured choral conductor to teach in a Professor of the Practice capacity to begin on August 18, 2022. The successful candidate will be surrounded by colleagues who share your passion for artistic expression, educating students, creating professional opportunities in the discipline, and are eager to create new ways for engagement in learning. All ranks of Professor of the Practice positions are appointed for up to an initial three-year period with an opportunity for extension/renewal after a comprehensive review.
The University of Kansas School of Music is a comprehensive university music school offering professional training in a wide array of specializations through baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs. A charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music (1928), KU is the only institution authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant doctoral degrees in music.
The University of Kansas is a Carnegie Research-Extensive Institution with a student body of over 28,000 students representing every state and more than 113 foreign countries. The University is located in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. The community is known for its support of the arts and education and regularly appears in various "best town" listings.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Music including a diversity of scholarly artistic approaches. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from member of underrepresented groups in higher education.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S., by the effective date of the appointment.
Teach seven courses in Choral Literature, Undergraduate Choral Conducting, Voice, Undergraduate Choral Music Education classes, or related field. Teaching load will not exceed four courses for a one semester period.
The position may include Student Teaching supervision and/or supervising/mentoring graduate teaching assistants.
Oversees and conducts one or more choral ensembles.
Work cooperatively in support of the School of Music and the University, including service on graduate and faculty committees.
Collaborates with other members of the faculty.
Recruits music majors and students pursuing other major area of study.
Participates actively in the cultural and intellectual life of the School and the University.
Master’s degree in music with demonstrated teaching and/or performance experience considered.
Significant professional performance experience.
Doctoral degree in music.
Demonstrated ability to successfully teach at the collegiate level.
Contact Information to Applicants
Prof. Eduardo Garcia-Novelli
Chair of Search Committee
Additional Candidate Instruction
For more information and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/20672BR. A complete application will consist of: (1) a cover letter describing your teaching experience and philosophy, professional experience, and research/creative work, and a URL to a brief video demonstrating your conducting and teaching skills, (2) a Curriculum Vita, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a list of three professional references, and (5) the answer to the diversity, equity, inclusion and belong question as noted below.
In addition to the materials listed above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As such, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application, each response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
Describe your experiences working with people form diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to the first review date of December 22, 2021. Application will be reviewed until a qualified pool has been identified.