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Instructional Faculty

[SA-MU] - Department Of Music: Director Of Choral Activities/Choral Music Education

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Julie Ribchinsky
Phone: 860-832-2910

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, emergency one-year appointment in the Department of Music. Responsibilities include: co-ordinate choral activities, direct both the small auditioned ensemble (University Singers) and the large choral ensemble (University Chorale); supervise student teachers; and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education, conducting, and vocal methods. Additional duties as assigned by the chair may include coordinating the undergraduate music education program, depending on the candidate’s expertise. This emergency one-year appointment to commence in August of 2018. 

This position will enhance the prominence and profile of the choraland vocalprogram through performance, professional affiliations and recruitment. In addition to effective teaching, activities that will be considered for tenure and promotion include the following: successful state and regional recruiting, and demonstrated research and creative activity through regional and national performances, presentations, recordings and/or publications. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Completed doctorate in Music by date of appointment. ABD will be considered
  • Proven success in public school teaching in music (minimum of three years) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Successful college level teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success in all facets of university choral programs, including the recruitment and retention of quality students including music majors, minors, and non-majors
  • Demonstrated success in areas of recruitment to increase the numbers of participants as well as establish and maintain positive relationships with public school choral directors and university/community constituents
  • Demonstrated musical, financial, and administrative success with college and/or high school choral ensembles

The University:  CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage.  Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions. 

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications should be received by April 16, 2018.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  To apply, send the following items electronically to Julie Ribchinsky, Chair of the Search Committee, at

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation from professional references
  • Links to recent videos of: a) performances of two works of contrasting styles; b) an ensemble rehearsal; and c) classroom teaching (approximately 20 minutes in length for each) 

Semi-Finalist candidates may be contacted for additional materials. 

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please do not submit applications through the CCSU web site. 

For more information contact Julie Ribchinsky, Search Chair at 860-832-2910 or

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer