Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies

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Faculty, Lamoni Campus

May 28, 2024

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Graceland University is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies, 9-month contract renewable, starting August 2024 on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus. The successful candidate will join our supportive music and theatre faculty efforts to establish the new Performing Arts major scheduled to launch in Fall 2025.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in choral music or an allied field is preferred. Doctoral candidates who are finishing up their dissertation are also welcome to apply.
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education, or an allied field, at the time of the appointment will be considered.
  • Keyboard skills a plus.
  • Evidence of artistic programming that demonstrates knowledge in diverse choral repertoire for varying skill levels.
  • Record of successful teaching and commitment to undergraduate teaching of Performing Arts majors and non-majors at a liberal arts institution.
  • Record of or interest in collaborating with interdisciplinary fields such as Theatre and Dance.
  • Evidence of potential to organize and take choirs on regional, national and/or international tours is a plus.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and direct all choral ensembles in rehearsal and in concert.
  • Responsible for concert programming and managing choir budget.
  • Teach 12 credits per semester (Fall and Spring). Courses taught will be dependent on candidate’s strengths and interests; subjects taught might include Music History or Theory and Music Technology.
  • All members of the Visual and Performing Arts Department contribute to and participate in student advising, department assessment and evaluation, program development, recruiting, and academic citizenship.

Application Process

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts from all institutions of higher education (photocopies acceptable during initial application process), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at
least two which speak to the candidates teaching ability). Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are required and can be submitted online through the application from below or can be sent
directly to: Kimberly Manuel, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, kmanuel@graceland.edu.

Graceland is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Graceland welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We’re looking for candidates who share our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Graceland University is a small, historic, private, liberal arts institution situated in south central Iowa, approximately 70 miles south of Des Moines, IA and 120 miles north of Kansas City, MO.

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