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Assistant Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities

Assistant Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities

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Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President’s Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website,

Carson-Newman University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Music. This full-time, tenure-track position in choral music and music education will begin August 2021. Primary responsibilities include leadership and direction of choral activities, conducting choral ensembles, teaching choral methods, supervising student teachers, and recruiting. Additional responsibilities may include teaching conducting or other courses based on the successful candidate’s expertise, background, and departmental needs. Demonstrated excellence as a choral conductor is essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop quality relationships with area musicians, high schools, and churches; lead the A Cappella choir on an annual tour; prepare the choirs to perform at university, community, and denominational events; and perform advising and committee responsibilities as needed by the university. An earned doctorate with significant ensemble conducting experience and teaching at the collegiate level along with at least three years of public-school teaching experience is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. This position is projected to receive a nine-month contract. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K-retirement plan are available on a participating basis. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, three professional references, and current vitae. Do not send audio/video recordings at this time. If you have any questions, please email

Human Resources, Attn: Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760

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