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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
University of South Florida, School of Music
Vocal Ensemble Director, Instructor I, non-tenure track
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent professional performing experience in the field required.
  • The candidate must document the ability to compose or arrange for a variety of vocal ensembles including those with atypical voicings.
  • Evidence of leading educational workshops/conference presentations/clinics/curricula that explored and unpacked culturally responsive practice and decolonization in music education is also required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in music (e.g., PhD, DMA, etc.) or be ABD.
  • Teaching experience in secondary and/or elementary schools where they were involved teaching both traditional school choral ensembles and groups that primarily performed music representative of urban/multi-ethnic communities.
  • Candidates should also demonstrate a broad knowledge of the music industry including contemporary commercial trends in vocalizing (including singing, rapping, etc.). The candidate should document experience leading/directing both traditional University choral ensembles and groups that perform music representative of urban/multi-ethnic communities.
Position Expectations:
The School of Music at the University of South Florida is searching for a creative and collaborative vocal ensemble director. This is a 9-month, full-time, permanent instructor position which contributes to the teaching and service missions of the University of South Florida. Anticipated start date is August 8, 2022 or earlier depending on the availability of the successful candidate and the needs of the school. The Vocal Ensemble Director will offer a variety of vocal performance experiences for undergraduate and graduate students that include both traditional school choral ensembles, and groups that primarily perform music representative of urban/multi-ethnic communities. They will liaise with the voice, contemporary commercial, and jazz music faculty. They will also teach music education courses that involve vocal techniques and methods.
Applications Must Include:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae/Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Diversity statement that describes your effectiveness in promoting inclusive excellence among diverse populations in teaching, research, and/or practice
Only online applications are accepted for this position.

To ensure full consideration please apply by Jan 10, 2022 however, applications will be received until the position is filled.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
To ensure full consideration please apply by Jan 10, 2022 however, applications will be received until the position is filled.
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Victor Fung,
Institutional Information:
Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

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