Adjunct Instructor – Choral Conducting (Intermediate Conducting and Ensemble Direction) - Fall

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Department of Music invites applications for an Adjunct Artist-Teacher of Choral Conducting to serve as the Assistant Director of Choral Activities. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate-level courses in conducting and choral literature, direct a choral ensemble, and assist with recruitment for the Department of Music beginning during the week of August 29, 2022.


● MM or DMA degree in Choral Conducting.

● A proven record of at least two years of successful collegiate-level conducting (preferred) or commensurate experience, including as a TA.

● A proven record of successful teaching of conducting at the collegiate-level (preferred) or commensurate experience, including as a TA.

● Experience with planning, programming, and conducting choral concerts.

● Piano skills commensurate with basic accompanying, choral warm-ups, and sectionals.

● The availability and commitment to teach regularly on Mondays and Thursdays during the 14-week semester on TCNJ’s campus (Ewing, NJ).

● Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills, including timely communications in writing.
  • A demonstrable record and strong commitment for student recruitment in and beyond the region is desirable, as is involvement in professional organizations such as ACDA, Chorus America and/or NAfME.
Teaching Load:

The Fall 2022 semester runs from August 30 through December 9 on TCNJ’s campus (Ewing, NJ). The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are Intermediate Choral Conducting (MUS 380) for Vocal Music Education Majors on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00am-12:20 pm and Treble Ensemble (MUS 131/171), an auditioned choral ensemble open to all students on campus, on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:50pm. Duties also include providing course syllabi, conducting the Treble Ensemble in performance, preparing the ensemble for combined symphonic chorus performances with TCNJ’s other choral ensembles, and participating in choral-related recruitment events. Choral Literature (MUS 347) is offered in the spring semester and may be part of the teaching load of the position at that time.


Qualified candidates should apply online and submit in PDF format: 1) a letter of application, 2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for five current references who are familiar with the candidate’s work in performance and educational contexts. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Please do not send further materials (teaching evaluations, audio/video recording) unless requested. An initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks. Please note that there will be no travel/moving cost reimbursement or working visa support attached to this position.


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About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

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