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Assistant Professor (or higher rank) Choral Conductor
The American University of Sharjah Performing Arts Program, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time appointment in Choral Conducting to begin in Fall 2020. This faculty member will join a small but growing program, which includes music and theatre, and has an active production schedule. Responsibilities include: conducting the AUS mixed choral ensemble, and two other classes per semester; serving the general education program in music for undergraduate students; carrying out scholarly and creative activities; and engaging in service-related activities. Other teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on background and departmental needs. Requirements: established reputation as a performer through performance and/or publication; record of successful teaching at the university level; and a demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The university provides on-campus faculty housing. An earned doctorate (DMA, PhD or equivalent) in music/choral conducting/music education from an accredited institution is required, with preference given to those who hold at least one degree from a North American institution of higher education. The application deadline is January 19, 2020. Please send a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for three references to:
American University of Sharjah is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models but thoroughly grounded in Arab culture. Located in University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (about 15 km from Dubai), AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 5,000 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.
AUS was recently named by Times Higher Education as hosting the most internationally diverse student body in the world, reflecting a dynamic and cosmopolitan metro area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty.
AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004.