Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professor of Music Education – Choral

Division of Music

Assistant Professor of Music Education—Choral, Tenure Track

The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University seeks an exceptional teacher/scholar/clinician in the area of choral music education for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2020 (position number 00006331).

The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate music education classes; supervise field experiences and student teaching; pursue an agenda of research, scholarship, and creative work consistent with the candidate’s expertise and interests in choral music education; and possibly, conduct a choir. Additional responsibilities may include advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving as adviser or committee member for graduate theses; collaborating with faculty and staff colleagues in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students; engaging in professional and university service; and building and maintaining professional relationships with choral directors in area schools.


  • Ph.D. in Music Education completed by 1 August 2020
  • Minimum three years successful experience as a choral director in public schools at the secondary level
  • Evidence and potential of scholarly research activity
  • Presentations at state, national, and/or international conferences on topics related to choral music leading to articles in appropriate publications
  • Demonstrated successful teaching at the collegiate level preferred
  • Working knowledge of approaches to choral music education practice, theory and research
  • Record of professional/service activities in music education, such as board or committee service
  • Current professional memberships in organizations related to the field of choral music education
  • Aptitude for embracing diversity in individuals, perspectives, and musical styles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Submit Cover Letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation via the Interfolio link: To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2019, but the committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants will be notified of the employment decision at the completion of the search. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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The Division of Music
The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts is a professional, comprehensive educational institution devoted to the advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the world. Visit us at 

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