The Connecticut College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in choral conducting and classroom teaching, to begin in the fall of 2013.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to the collegiate choral experience, a clear understanding of the role of music in a liberal arts setting, exceptional musicianship and conducting skills, an ability to inspire students, and expertise in a secondary area, preferably music education. The department’s current strengths include the history, theory, and performance of Western art music (including contemporary and electronic music), composition (both acoustic and electroacoustic), ethnomusicology, and jazz; an ideal candidate would help us expand these strengths, continue to attract diverse student-musicians, and provide leadership for the department’s choral and music education programs. Responsibilities include conducting the 50-member Connecticut College Chamber Choir and teaching classroom courses appropriate to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise and the needs of the department.
A completed doctorate (Ph.D. or D.M.A.) is preferred, along with documented excellence in classroom teaching and conducting at the college level.
Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.
Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a summer stipend for the first two years, a supplementary research fund, and a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review. AA/EEO.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to
Professor Margaret Thomas
Chair, Department of Music
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320
Or electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send supplementary materials such as recordings or videos until they are requested. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.