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  • Opening Date: 2020-12-17
  • Job Opening Id: 522682
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Music

Job Information

The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure earning Assistant Professor of Choral Activities (Director of Choirs).

Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience conducting post-secondary choirs at a national and/or international level
  • A terminal degree, preferably a completed doctorate with an emphasis in Choral Conducting, is required at the commencement of employment
  • Evidence of excellence in high school and college/university-level teaching


Expectations
Responsibilities consist of overseeing the FIU Choral Activities Program (Concert Choir, University Singers, Gospel Choir, Women¿s Chorus), teaching Choral Literature, Choral Conducting, and other undergraduate and graduate courses. Ensemble and course assignments will be determined based on the candidate's strengths and expertise. The Assistant Professor of Choral Activities (Director of Choirs) actively engages in recruiting local, national, and international undergraduate and graduate students and is also expected to actively recruit for the Vocal Performance, Music Education (Choral Track), and graduate Choral Conducting programs.

The candidate will also maintain a national profile within the profession and engage in creative activity, and/or research. As FIU is a research-focused university and this is a tenure-earning position, satisfactory progress toward tenure (e.g., performances, recordings, presentations, and publications at the national level) is also expected. The FIU School of Music is committed to providing an academic community whose members represent and embrace diverse cultures, and toward this end, individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

How to apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522682 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach the following documents as PDFs:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement on diversity
  • Documentation of teaching and performance

At a later date, candidates may also be asked to submit rehearsal/performance videos. Candidates are requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references, who may be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive preferred consideration, completed applications and required materials should be received by January 25, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to the Choral Activities search committee chair, Vindhya Khare: vkhare@fiu.edu.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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