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Tenure Track - Director of Choral Activities

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment of MusicFull-Time

The Department of Music within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Eastern Illinois University seeks a qualified individual for a full-time, tenure track position. This appointment will begin in August 2023.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach choir, choral conducting, graduate conducting, and other courses as needed. In addition, the candidate will recruit for an established, comprehensive undergraduate and graduate music program.


A Master’s Degree in Music is required, Doctorate in Music is preferred. Thirty hours of graduate study in the field beyond the Master’s degree is required for tenure. The successful candidate will be an accomplished teacher and conductor, with demonstrative success working with undergraduate students. Success working with graduate students is preferred. An engaging teaching manner and outstanding interpersonal skills for student recruitment are essential. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Application Process:

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for five professional references, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for application). An electronic submission of a recent performance and teaching demonstration may be requested at a later date.

Applications will be submitted via Interfolio.  For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Magie Smith, Search Committee Chair, at

Application Deadline: November 14, 2022, or until filled

Starting Date: August 16, 2023

The University & Community:

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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