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Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education

Boise State University
Job Location:
Boise, Idaho

The Boise State University Department of Music invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education/Assistant Director of Choral Activities. Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho located in a thriving metropolitan area. In addition to serving as a cultural hub for the arts, Boise offers a vibrant downtown, picturesque vistas, and great outdoor recreation. The Department of Music has about 170 undergraduate and graduate students, 21 full-time faculty and 17 adjunct faculty. We offer BM degrees in Composition, Music Education, Performance; BA degree in Music; and MM degrees in Choral Conducting, Music Education, and Performance. Workload is 60% teaching; 20% creative activity and 20% service.

Job responsibilities:  

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Choral Music Education and Music Education

  • Conduct the University Singers (all-campus, non-auditioned mixed choral ensemble)

  • Teach additional course(s) based upon candidate’s expertise, such as Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Ear Training, or Introduction to Music Research (graduate course)

  • Work with Director of Music Education and Music Education Committee to sustain and support the BM and MM Music Education degrees

  • Work with the Director of Choral Activities and voice professors to sustain and support the choral/vocal area

  • Actively recruit for the Department of Music

  • Cultivate working relationships with area and regional educators to promote music education, and choral activities in general

  • Maintain a synergistic relationship with all areas in the Department of Music

  • Participate in Department of Music activities and committee work, as load permits

At a minimum, candidate will have:  

  • Doctorate in Music; ABD will be considered 

  • 3 years of K-12 teaching experience

  • Expertise to teach and develop courses in Choral Music Education

  • Evidence of scholarship and achievement in the area of Choral Music Education

Preferentially, candidate will have: 

  • Doctorate in Music Education

  • Successful experience teaching Vocal Jazz Ensemble/Vocal Jazz style

  • Successful experience teaching at the college level

  • 5 or more years of  K-12 teaching or evidence of equivalent experience

Rank, salary and benefits: Assistant Professor, salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package. For more information visit:

Required application materials: Please complete the online application (includes names of 3 references), and in the attachments section, applicants will submit:  

  • Cover letter, indicating candidate’s interest and qualifications for this position. Please include a statement of your teaching philosophy with respect to inclusive pedagogies. Please also discuss your experience or interest in working with and mentoring students from underserved groups. 

  • CV

  • Evidence of teaching achievement in Choral Music Education (ie. syllabi, course development, projects, etc.)

  • Evidence of scholarly achievement in Choral Music Education (ie. excerpts of publications, papers, presentation materials, etc.)

  • Current video recordings not to exceed 20 minutes in totality which showcase your skills as a choral ensemble director to include both rehearsal and performance. 

The deadline for application and submission of documents is November 27, 2022

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Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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