Teaching Faculty - Coordinator of Music Education; Director of Choral Activities - #740299

University System of New Hampshire


Date: 01/14/2022 15:30 PM

City: Plymouth, New Hampshire

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Operating Title Teaching Faculty - Coordinator of Music Education; Director of Choral Activities


Long Classification Title


Campus Location Plymouth


Department PSU Music Theatre & Dance


Summary of Position
The Music Education Program at Plymouth State University invites candidates to apply for a non-tenure track, full-time benefited Teaching Faculty position as Coordinator of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities beginning August 2022. The teaching load is 30 to 32 credit hours per year. The candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate students and provide service to the university

Part of the Fine and Performing Arts Academic Unit at Plymouth State, the Music and Music Education programs offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with several options. Plymouth State Music and Music Education also offers a minor in Music, as well as coursework that can be applied toward Interdisciplinary Studies majors. PSU is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and its Educator Preparation programs are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education


Additional Job Information
Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion. Applications received by February 18th will receive priority review. To receive full consideration for this position, applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application outlining background and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Research and scholarship agenda statement
  • Three (3) current professional written letters of recommendation*
  • Copies of graduate transcripts

  • Request for recommendation letters are automated and will be sent out at the time application. Applicants will be required to provide contact name and email address for references. For applicants who prefer to use Interfolio, please follow this link for instructions. : https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio



Posting Number PF0560FY22


Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in music education and Master’s degree in music, education, or music education
  • Five or more years experience as a public school music teacher (general, instrumental, and vocal), including work as a mentor teacher for student interns
  • Demonstrated excellence as an instructor of choral ensembles
  • Experience with distance/remote learning and associated technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills



Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate or ABD in music education, conducting, or related field
  • Ten or more years experiences as a public school music teacher
  • Experience working in Professional Development Schools
  • University level music education teaching experience (including supervision of music education student interns) using student-centered learning strategies



Salary Information
Plymouth State University (PSU) has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness. The employee benefits package will holistically support your life and career goals. The outstanding benefits include affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance along with university paid life and accidental death & dismemberment, short and long term disability. The financial benefits include competitive compensation, a generous retirement plan match and tuition reimbursement benefit that extends to your dependents. Find more information here!
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Work and play where you live! We are located in the heart of NH’s playground, surrounded by mountains and lakes where all things outdoors are right at your fingertips. Enjoy tax-free shopping, tax-free income and a growing cultural community. Big name concerts, small intimate local theater, delicious restaurants, and much more


Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/44770


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Faculty Information Renewable (Please specify below)


If Renewable or Number of years, please specify


Type of Position Contract Faculty


Posting Date


Open Until Filled Yes


Closing Date


Interested Internal Candidates Exist? Yes


Appointment Type Non Tenure-Track


If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date


Departmental Information


This position is responsible for the supervision of Students


Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment


EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.





Special Instructions to Applicants
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Institution Information
Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond. Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 3,800 undergraduate and more than 800 graduate students.



Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learning. Plymouth State students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.



Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.

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