Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor of Music


Position Title

Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor of Music


Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts


Full Time/Tenure

Position Summary

The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities.  This is a 9-month, tenure track appointment with full benefits with a start date of August 9, 2021. The successful candidate will have a firm foundation in classical training with an eye towards the future of innovation in the field of choral music.  The candidate will organize and direct up to three choral ensembles on campus as well as lead recruitment efforts and community outreach for our choral area. The ideal candidate will foster and forge relationships with secondary, post-collegiate, and community choral educators to advance choral instruction in the region. Additional duties will be determined based on the needs of the department and the expertise of the candidate.  These duties may include courses in theory/aural skills, musicology, music education, or studio voice. 

Review of applications will begin December 14th and continue until the position is filled. Applications sent after December 13th may not be reviewed. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Direct up to three choral ensembles 
  • Teach choral-related courses 
  • Teach other music courses aligned with the candidate’s expertise 
  • Participate in service to the College, University, and community, including recruitment 
  • Engage in scholarly/creative activity leading to presentation, performance, or publication 

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in music with an emphasis in choral conducting. ABD candidates will also be considered 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level with demonstrated success. 
  • Secondary school teaching experience 
  • Successful experience in recruiting

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Please send the following application materials to Dr. Jay Ivey, Chair of the search committee and Director of Vocal Studies, at

  • Letter of Application/Teaching Philosophy 
  • Current Curriculum Vitae 
  • List of 5 references 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation 
  • 1-2 video links of the candidate leading a choral rehearsal   
  • 1-2 video links of the candidate conducting a choral performance