OPEN RANK PROFESSOR OF MUSIC (Director of Choral Activities)

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 15, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

OPEN RANK PROFESSOR OF MUSIC (Director of Choral Activities)

Whitworth’s Department of Music invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Director of Choral Activities), tenure track.

Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth's mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.

The Department of Music, housed in the recently renovated and expanded Cowles Music Center, offers both the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music Education Degrees. The department has nine full-time faculty, two full-time lecturers, and over thirty part-time instructors, with approximately 100 music majors as well as many non-majors in elective courses, lessons, and ensembles. The music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music department serves the Spokane community by performing nearly 100 recitals and concerts each year on campus, in schools and churches, and at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Conduct the Whitworth Choir and one additional choral ensemble depending on interest and department needs; coordinate overall choral program, including the annual Christmas Festival Concert (in collaboration with colleagues); work with other choral and vocal faculty in recruitment and curriculum planning; teach in a secondary area depending on expertise and departmental needs; establish and maintain positive relationships with regional music educators.


SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021

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Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities