Associate Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
30 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9828/H2917

Job Description

Boston University's College of Fine Arts - School of Music seeks an experienced and innovative musical leader with a proven national and international record of achievement as a choral conductor and as a teacher of choral conductors. The successful candidate will bring an understanding of and dedication to the role of highly trained conductors and vocalists in the 21st century, as well as a commitment to the benefits of choral singing through engagement of non-music majors across a university campus. This is a non-tenure track position.

The successful candidate will conduct the School of Music choral ensembles in rehearsal and performances both on and off campus; supervise professional graduate degree programs 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; collaborate on performance projects with instrumental and opera programs; develop curricula as the profession demands; recruit for conducting and applied voice programs; serve on the faculty of a comprehensive school of music at a major research institution; and maintain and continue to develop a national and international reputation as a choral conductor and pedagogue. The successful candidate will show evidence of significant artistic, administrative, interpersonal and communication skills.

Anticipated date of appointment: July 1, 2018

Required Skills

Terminal degree or demonstrated professional equivalent required; previous teaching at the college level required.


Qualified applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of at least three references who may be contacted
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from recommenders not listed as references.

Selected candidates will be asked to provide a video recording of 30 minutes of rehearsal and 20-30 minutes of performance, including repertoire in contrasting styles, and showing expertise with a cappella works as well as works with instruments.

Complete applications must be received no later than November 1, 2017. All materials should be sent via email to Jill Pearson, Business Manager-Choral Search, at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular