Temporary Faculty Position for a Director of Choral Studies

Dept. 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: music@kutztown.edu 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 music@kutztown.edu.

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.