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Job Title: Assistant-Associate Professor of Music & Choir Dir

Department: School of Humanities

Reports To: Dean, School of Humanities

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:

William Woods University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to teach Music courses and direct the University Choir.

The primary function of the Choir Director is to develop a new choir program and direct and promote the program through coordinating events that target community involvement and student recruitment. The individual will develop, implement, promote, and document programs for various audiences. This position is responsible for assisting with recruiting scholarship students and preparing for and leading rehearsals and performances for all university choirs.

The contracted teaching load is 6 hours per semester, with the opportunity to teach additional courses. Full-time faculty are expected to participate in faculty and campus committees, attend faculty assembly and school meetings, and conduct program and class assessments in accordance with standards developed by the University and outside accrediting entities. Faculty are also expected to develop educational programs to be presented to the campus at large as part of the University LEAD program and to attend such programs sponsored by other faculty in the University.

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualification and experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·         Teach lower and upper-division Music courses.

·         Assist students with academic advising.

·         Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses that meet the needs of students and university requirements.

·         Participate in the development of assessments and evaluation of courses and the program for continuing improvement.

·         Maintain professional development according to personal and professional need.

·         Assist in recruitment efforts for the program by participating in university recruitment events and communicating with interested students.

·         Responsible for maintaining relationships with alumni of the program.

·         Collaborate in curriculum design and materials development for the Music program.



·         Develop a new choir program

·         Coordinate events which target community involvement and student recruitment.

·         Develop, implement, promote, and document programs for a wide range of audiences.

·         Assist with the recruitment of choir scholarship students

·         Prepare for and lead rehearsals for all university choirs. 

·         Direct all performances.


Other duties as assigned may include, but are not limited to:

·         Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Humanities.

·         Duties subject to change based on skills of applicant and needs of the department.

Position Requirements:

An M.A. or M.F.A. with at least 18 graduate hours in Music coursework is required. Experience in choir direction.


·         Ability to perform teaching, administrative, and clerical duties independently in order to fulfill goals and objectives of the program within the overall mission of the department, the School of Humanities, and the University.

·         Teaching experience at a higher educational institution is preferred.

·         Demonstrated commitment to professional development, strong work ethic, and a commitment to working well with others.

Other requirements:

Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods.
Ability to work outdoors.

Typical Physical Demands:

Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods.
Ability to work outdoors.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, 12-month position. This position will be open until filled. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references (one being a supervisor).

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer