Open-Rank Professor and Director of Choral Studies

The NAU School of Music seeks an exceptional choral music educator/conductor to serve as a tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an additional appointment as Director of Choral Studies. A successful candidate will exhibit excellent conducting skills, musicianship, a thorough knowledge of choral literature, organizational and financial management skills, and demonstrated success working in collaborative environments.

The assignment includes 1) teaching graduate and undergraduate conducting; instructing a three-semester graduate choral literature sequence; conducting and artistically leading the NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir; overseeing diverse concert programming, regional and international touring, and recordings in the Choral Studies area; supervising graduate choral conducting lecture recitals; and coordinating annual Holiday Dinner productions; 2) engaging in scholarly and/or creative activities; and 3) providing administrative oversight of the Choral Studies area and other service to the institution, including undergraduate and graduate student recruitment.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Professor:
 Doctoral degree in choral conducting or choral music education;
 Three years of successful teaching at the university/college level.
Minimum qualifications for Associate Professor:
 Doctoral degree in choral conducting or choral music education;
 Six years of successful teaching at the university/college level.
Minimum qualifications for Full Professor:
 Doctoral degree in choral conducting or choral music education;
 Twelve years of successful teaching at the university level.

Preferred qualifications for all candidates:
 Demonstrated success in teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the university/collegiate level.
 Experience as a guest conductor at all-state festivals and state, regional and national choral conference honor choirs.
 An established record of success in recruiting at the collegiate level
 Proven administrative leadership ability, especially in financial management, organizational skills, and collaboration.
 Evidence of potential for ongoing excellence in scholarly/creative contributions to the choral profession.
 Demonstrated commitment to and/or success in working with diverse populations on campus and in the community.

The School of Music at Northern Arizona University continues a proud tradition of training the next generation of music teachers, performers, and scholars for the State of Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. A growing number of undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 350 in number, pursue degrees in music education, performance, choral conducting, instrumental conducting, music theory and composition, musicology, Suzuki violin, and piano accompanying and chamber music.
Northern Arizona University is a 31,073-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 73,964 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

Commensurate with experience within these ranges: Assistant Professor: $61,111-68,889 ten-month contract (based on $55,000-62,000 nine-month faculty appointment); Associate Professor: $68,889-75,556 ten-month contract (based on $62,000-68,000 nine-month faculty appointment); Professor: $75,556-94,444 ten-month contract (based on $68,000-85,000 nine-month faculty appointment).

Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2020, and will continue until position is filled or closed.

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page. Application must include a single attachment that contains: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae including contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) for five references, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) official or unofficial transcripts of the last degree earned or in progress.
In addition to the above materials, applicants are required to submit sample videos (or links) of a choral rehearsal (30 minutes) and a recent performance (20 minutes) with camera focused head on to:

Director of Choral Studies Search Committee
Northern Arizona University School of Music
1115 S. Knoles Drive, Box 6040
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus—on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.