Tenure Track Faculty - Music (Director of Choral Activities)

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Music (Director of Choral Activities)
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Music
Hiring Department Summary

A fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1964, the School of Music at Sacramento State offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees, as well as the teaching credential for the state of California.

Faculty and students come from across the country and around the world to teach and to study, and to open doors to a broad spectrum of artistic and intellectual pursuits.

A great music education begins with a great faculty. The School of Music at California State University, Sacramento employs over 50 full and part-time faculty and staff. With diverse backgrounds from all over the country and the world, our faculty and staff have the experience and talent to help you achieve the highest degree possible in your music education.

Essential Duties

This is a tenure track faculty position whose primary assignment will be as Director of Choral Activities.

Duties include:
- Conduct the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, University Chorus, and Chamber Choir, when offered, in rehearsal and performances both on and off campus;
- Supervise the professional graduate degree program in choral conducting;
- Teach, mentor and advise graduate conducting majors;
- Provide artistic and administrative leadership for the choral program;
- Select repertoire serving pedagogical and professional needs of both conductors and vocalists;
- Develop curricula as the School of Music demands;
- Recruit for conducting and applied voice programs;
- Serve on the faculty of a comprehensive school of music;
- Develop a national and international reputation as a choral conductor and pedagogue.

Required Qualifications

- Earned doctoral degree in music.
- Strong choral conducting background with a minimum of three years teaching at the college level.
- Ability to work with a diverse student population and to embrace cultural diversity in his/her work.

Preferred Qualifications

- Evidence of strong capabilities and interest in student recruitment, community outreach, leadership with public school music educators, and cooperative work with colleagues.
- Demonstrated success in developing, maintaining, and administering a comprehensive and innovative undergraduate choral program.
- Demonstrated success teaching graduate-level conducting courses and administering a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting.
- Experience conducting instrumental ensembles in support of choral activities.
- Ability and willingness to serve on School of Music committees.
- Demonstrated success in developing campus/community choral ensembles.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0042P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 11/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


-Provide five (5) professional references.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you have a doctoral degree at the time of application?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents