Assistant/Associate Professor of Worship Arts, Conservatory of Music

  • Biola University
  • La Mirada, CA
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Music

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Worship Arts, Conservatory of Music

Position Summary

The Conservatory of Music at Biola University seeks an assistant/associate professor in Worship Arts. The Biola University Conservatory of Music is a community of exceptional artist-teachers and gifted young Christian musicians, striving for the highest artistic achievement to the glory of God.

About Biola University

Biola University is a small, private Christian university that serves a student population of over 6,000. Located in La Mirada, Biola University is situated on the border between Los Angeles and Orange County, home to one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. This affords our students with strong opportunities for internships, job placement, service learning projects and networking. For more information please visit


Qualified candidates will have an earned master's degree in music or related field and substantial professional experience in the field. A bachelor's degree with significant, noteworthy professional experience, considered. A terminal degree in music and robust experience in vocational worship ministry, preferred.

Demonstrated experience in music ministry and worship leading, church administration and programming, and pastoral leadership in the local church is required.


The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining undergraduate worship arts students, preparing them as church leaders and musicians. 

Responsibilities include, guiding program, curricula development, internship oversight, and teaching courses in the areas of worship music, worship theology and leadership. The candidate will be tasked with growing a program that integrates current practice and theory in worship music.

Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following areas based on candidate strengths and program needs: songwriting; applied performance instruction; pastoral leadership and practice; or other work in the creative and worship arts. Faculty are expected to engage in nationally-recognized creative professional practice or other forms of scholarship in the evolving field of church music. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected.

The position is to begin August 2021.

Application Materials:*
  • Letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position
  • Current resume/CV
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Christian testimony
  • Links to the candidate leading worship; in a worship setting

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