NKU School of the Arts Seeks Assistant Professor of Music Education (Choral)

NKU_SOTA logoThe School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music Education – Choral, beginning Fall 2020. Faculty responsibilities include teaching; research/creative activity; program, school, and university level service; and academic mentoring/advising. As a NASM accredited program, teaching responsibilities adhere to loads as prescribed by NASM.

The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The music program within the School of the Arts offers the B.M.E. in Music Education, the B.M in Performance, Jazz Studies, and Composition, and the B.A. in Music with tracks in audio production and music technology. The music program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the music web site at http://www.nku.edu/music for additional information.

Primary Responsibilities             

Teach undergraduate courses in choral music education; recruit for the music program through teaching and creative activity; supervise choral music education student teachers; oversee choral music education field experience placements at the elementary, middle school and high school level; serve on program, school, and university level committees; and other courses as assigned based on areas of expertise (e.g., general and vocal music/elementary methods, conducting, ensembles, applied teaching, ensemble accompanying, etc.). Continued research/creative activity in the field of Music Education is expected.

The music program is open to innovative and broad skill sets that may benefit our program in unexpected ways.


  1. Doctorate in Music Education (ABD considered).
  2. A minimum of 3 years successful teaching and recruiting experience at the secondary level.
  3. Collegiate level teaching experience (preferred)
  4. Record of scholarship that includes an established or emerging record of publications and/or presentations at state/national conferences.
  5. Knowledge regarding multiple pedagogical methods, curriculum, and assessment.

Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop partnerships with local P-12 schools and must remain current within the music discipline and apply continued knowledge towards course instruction, provide mentorship along with fellow faculty to music students, maintain office hours to be accessible to students and staff, maintain grades and submit mid-term and/or final grades through myNKU by established University deadlines, and work cooperatively with faculty in the SOTA and NKU education department.

Please do not send transcripts or audio/video materials at this time. Further materials may be requested at a later date.

Questions regarding the use of this website should be directed to the Human Resources Department at jobs@nku.edu.

Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Danielle Todd at todde1@nku.edu.

Candidates should submit materials electronically through Northern Kentucky University’s website portal jobs.nku.edu.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law

Minimum Education: Ph.D

Preferred Education: Ph.D

Quick Link: http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/8785

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