Assistant or Associate Professor of Music —Director of Choral & Vocal Ensemble Activities/Voice

Position ID: 37828
Columbus State University
College of the Arts
Schwob School of Music
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 

The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University announces searches for two tenure-track positions:

  • Assistant|Associate Professor of Music - Director of Choral and Vocal Ensemble Activities/Voice
  • Assistant|Associate Professor of Music -Voice/Musical Theatre/Opera Stage Direction

An appointment including designation as the Amos Distinguished Chair in Music may be made for one of these positions in the case of an artist with an established national or international reputation.

The Schwob School of Music seeks an outstanding director of choruses and vocal ensemble activities with a secondary area of emphasis in studio voice instruction to begin August, 2018. This is a 10-month tenure-track faculty position that will hold the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate must build and maintain a vibrant program of vocal ensemble activities, in collaboration with colleagues; conduct the University Singers, Choral Union, and other choral ensembles as appropriate; participate actively in student recruitment; demonstrate ongoing engagement with creative activity as scholarship through performance as a singer and/or conductor; in addition to studio voice, may teach courses such as conducting, class voice, diction, or production-related courses depending on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the school; and work collaboratively with faculty members from the voice area and the theatre department on opera and musical theatre productions.

Candidates should have a completed doctorate in choral conducting, voice performance, or a related field, or equivalent significant professional experience. ABD candidates will be considered; teaching experience at the college level or equivalent significant professional experience; evidence of high quality, sustained scholarly/creative activity in music performance;  demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and master’s-level teaching and student recruitment. The successful candidate will use active learning strategies which increase student engagement in the learning process.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the preparation of choruses for professional collaborative projects.

The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University is located in the state-of-the-art RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, a cornerstone of CSU’s RiverPark campus, where all the academic units of the College of the Arts are located. The quality of the faculty and CSU’s world-class facilities bring international attention to the school, and the Schwob School regularly hosts guest artists from around the world. With about 250 music majors, it offers bachelor’s degrees in performance, music education, and music (B.A.), music minors in jazz studies, music technology, and composition, as well as master’s degrees in performance and a graduate-level Artist Diploma. An innovative conservatory curriculum, approved by the USG Board of Regents in 2015, recognizes that the Schwob School of Music will continue to emphasize excellence in music performance across its programs. As part of a dynamic arts campus, Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music has been the host institution for several national and international conferences, including the CBDNA Regional Conference, International Trumpet Guild Conference, International Trombone Festival, International Double Reed Society Conference and the 25th Anniversary National Trumpet Competition. For additional information about the Schwob School of Music visit our website at

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS, and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document 1: Links to three or more representative digital audio and/or video performances
  • Other Document 2: Contact information for additional phone references

Other Required Documents

  • Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from individuals able to assess your qualifications for this position to:  Jamie Nix, Search Committee Chair, Schwob School of Music, Email:

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Nix, Search Committee Chair, Schwob School of Music, Email:

Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Music, General
Voice and Opera
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Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Vacancy Status: 

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