Univ of Kansas

Teaching Job




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.

Job Description

Teaching (75%):

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.

Service (25%):

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.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in music with demonstrated teaching and/or performance experience considered.

Significant professional performance experience.

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.

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