: The Skidmore College Music Department
invites applications for a two-year, full-time appointment as
Lecturer and Choral Director. We seek an energetic, caring, and
musically sophisticated conductor and teacher to lead an
established and thriving liberal arts choral program. In
particular, we seek applicants who can not only teach traditional
classical choral ensembles, but are open to the formation of new
vocal ensembles that focus on contemporary commercial styles
including but not limited to jazz, pop, gospel, etc.
Responsibilities include directorship of a 100+-voice town-gown
Community Chorus and a smaller, select Vocal Chamber Ensemble.
Other duties would include classroom teaching (e.g., music
fundamentals, aural skills, class voice). The Department is
especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience,
goals, and approaches will support and contribute to the growing
diversity of our academic community and help foster an inclusive
community in which all students are able to find themselves
represented. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or with
experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are
especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications
: will begin on 6/15 and will
continue until the position is filled. Questions may be referred to
Jeff Segrave (Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org
is a highly selective liberal arts college
of approximately 2700 students from some 47 states and 46
countries. With its relatively small size and 9:1
student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic
community; its faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the
instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Housed in the renowned
Arthur Zankel Music Center, the Music Department embodies the best
of Skidmore’s rich artistic heritage.
· D.M.A. or ABD in choral music (or a related field)
· Prior experience in choral conducting preferably at the
· Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
· Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate liberal-arts
· Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a
demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students
across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their
Required Support Documents
· Letter of application that addresses the position
· Curriculum vitae;
· A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
· A brief (one page) statement describing past, present, and future
(planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
· Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
· The names and contact information for three professional
references (at least one must be able to address teaching
experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching
reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask
references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will
conduct reference checks by phone.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus
community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not
discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of
race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic
origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status,
marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status,
domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence,
or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal,
state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable
background check result.
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