Assistant Professor of Choral Studies (Director of Choirs) - Tenure Track

Florida International University School of Music
Florida International University School of Music 10910 SW 17h St., Miami, FL 33199
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure earning Assistant Professor of Choral Studies (Director of Choirs).


  • Demonstrable experience conducting post-secondary choirs at a national and/or international level
  • A terminal degree, preferably a completed doctorate with an emphasis in Choral Conducting, is required at the commencement of employment
  • Evidence of excellence in high school and college/university-level teaching


Responsibilities consist of overseeing the FIU Choral Studies Program (Concert Choir, University Singers, Gospel Choir, Women's Chorus), teaching Choral Literature, Choral Conducting, and other undergraduate and graduate courses. Ensemble and course assignments will be determined based on the candidate's strengths and expertise. The Assistant Professor of Choral Studies (Director of Choirs) actively engages in recruiting local, national, and international undergraduate and graduate students and is also expected to actively recruit for the Vocal Performance, Music Education (Choral Track), and graduate Choral Conducting programs.

The candidate will also maintain a national profile within the profession and engage in creative activity, and/or research. As FIU is a research-focused university and this is a tenure-earning position, satisfactory progress toward tenure (e.g., performances, recordings, presentations, and publications at the national level) is also expected.

The FIU School of Music is committed to providing an academic community whose members represent and embrace diverse cultures, and toward this end, individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits: 

The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522682 at and attach the following documents as PDFs:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement on diversity
  • Documentation of teaching and performance

At a later date, candidates may also be asked to submit rehearsal/performance videos. Candidates are requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references, who may be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive preferred consideration, completed applications and required materials should be received by February 15, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Please direct questions to the Choral Studies Search Committee Chair, Dr. Vindhya Khare at

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