Assistant Professor of Chorus and Music Education

Date Posted: 
Jul 15, 2013
Job Category: 
Full Time

The School of Music and Theater at Heidelberg University solicits applications for Assistant Professor of Chorus and Music Education to begin August 2013. The appointee will conduct the University-Community Chorus and other choral ensembles as assigned. He/she will also teach music education courses, including Introduction to Music Education, and supervise student teachers. Additional instruction based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental need, possibly including Elementary Music Methods, music theory, music literature, and/or voice class for non-majors. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate active support of the University’s choral program, be an active recruiter, and support departmental and university activities. Summer teaching in Heidelberg’s summer-only Master of Music Education program is possible, depending upon the candidate’s qualifications. This position will be given a multi-year contract with possibility of conversion to a tenure track position.


Graduate degree in music education required; doctorate preferred (Ph.D., or equivalent; ABD acceptable). Minimum of 3 years successful public school teaching required. Demonstrated excellence as a choral music educator/conductor. Other desirable qualifications include elementary-level music teaching experience; familiarity with Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze methodologies; experience in contemporary a cappella and/or jazz choral ensembles.

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is located in northwest Ohio with an enrollment of over 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate and off-campus programs.  From its founding in 1850, Heidelberg University has believed in the dignity of the individual and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Heidelberg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or disability in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies and programs, financial aid programs, employment practices and athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.

Application Review

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a statement of educational philosophy, transcripts, a current CV, and the names and contact information of at least 5 references. Please do not submit recordings or videos at this time.

Heidelberg University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all postings.