Director of Choral Activities

Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Music

Job Description:  Beginning Fall 2018.  The Director of Choral Activities will take charge of a vibrant and visible choral program, which includes conducting the HSU Concert Choir (large university choir by selection) and University Chorale (small auditioned choral ensemble). Teaching duties include conducting,  advanced conducting,  and choral methods courses. Actively recruit for the program. Supervise student teacher interns. Oversee administrative duties of the choral program, including distribution of vocal scholarships. Other assignments possible based on expertise and department needs. Creative/scholarly activity, advising, and service contributions appropriate for a university faculty member.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess an earned doctorate or ABD from an accredited institution of higher education and a record of successful teaching at the collegiate level. Two years public school teaching experience required.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: The Department of Music at Henderson State University consists of 16 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members.  The department offers the Bachelor of Music degree with tracks in Music Education and Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music to approximately 110 music majors. This summer the department will host its first Sino-US Music Festival, and in Fall 2019 will welcome 20 new music students from Hebei Vocational Arts College, China as part of a new articulation agreement. The department primarily recruits students from Arkansas and northeast Texas and is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Application: Each applicant must provide a letter of application, current vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and links to video recordings of recent rehearsals and/or performances.  Applications should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Laura Storm, Search Committee Chair
Director of Choral Activities Search
Department of Music, Henderson State University

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.