Music Faculty (Director of Choral Activities)

School of Theatre and Music
Chicago, IL
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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks to fill a tenure-track (open rank) full-time position as a member of the music faculty and Director of Choral Activities. The successful candidate will be a superb pedagogue, educator, and conductor, willing and able to work with colleagues to sustain a visionary and robust curriculum aligned with 21st-century trends and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in their programming and pedagogy. Duties include overseeing and directing all facets of the UIC Choirs, coordination of vocal instruction and associate voice faculty, serving as Music Director and Conductor of the University Choir, and participating in departmental and interdisciplinary committees. Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise, interests, and/or departmental need. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit music degree students and music minors, as well as non-major students for ensembles, develop strong relationships with regional music educators, and contribute to the university's general education program. Appointment begins August 16, 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree in Music (DMA or PhD) or Music Education (DMA, EdD, or PhD) earned by date of hire and an extensive background in choral music. Candidates with commensurate professional experience may be considered. Also required are at least two years of documented experience in collegiate music settings as well as publications and/or a record of achievement or potential for leadership in the field. For tenure consideration, a sustained record of excellence in teaching, an active agenda of research/creative activity, and accomplishments in service in support of the unit, university, and the profession are required.

Preferred Qualifications: At least one degree in music education and a minimum of three years of successful experience teaching music at the elementary or secondary level in public school settings. Preferred candidates would have musical experience in diverse choral repertories, including non-Western musics.

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Application Procedure: 

Application deadline December 1, 2020: Submit a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; recent curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of your vision of choral music in 21st century higher education; and contact information for three or more professional references (including e-mail and phone numbers) to the UIC job board at Questions can be directed to Yayoi Everett, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected].

UIC, a Carnegie Research 1 university, enrolls over 33,000 students and is located one mile west of Chicago’s Loop. The School of Theatre and Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context. The Department of Music offers coursework leading to a BA in Music, BA in Music Business, BM in Music Performance, and BM in Jazz Studies.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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