Assistant or Associate Professor of Music-Choral Music Education

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Arts and Architecture
School of Music


The School of Music at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a dynamic collaborative and innovative choral music education specialist entering as an Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications. To be considered at the associate professor level, the candidate will be expected to enter with a strong record in scholarly activity in choral music education. This is a tenure-track 36-week academic appointment with a start date of August 15, 2018. Full University benefits apply. Instructional responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, such as choral methods, conducting, research methods, and student-teaching supervision. The candidate will also be directing theses and dissertations appropriate to the area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate will instruct one choral ensemble based on need and interest. The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in music education with a choral emphasis and have a minimum of three years successful teaching experience in a secondary choral position. Applicants must have a strong record of music making with choral ensembles, a background in choral pedagogy and teacher education, a demonstrated record of or the evidence of potential for peer-reviewed scholarly publications in recognized national music education journals, and demonstrated success working in collaborative environments. In addition, the candidate should have experience developing and maintaining connections with area music educators and prospective students and should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, world music, and community engagement. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV, a one-page teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (name, address, e-mail, and telephone number). Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials to document teaching and conducting effectiveness upon request. This will include: a ten-minute video of a choral rehearsal in which the conductor and choir are visible and an accompanying rehearsal plan; and a ten-minute choral performance video with the camera facing the conductor. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit for more information about our programs. Question may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director,

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088