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Assistant Professor of Music - Vocal, Waukesha

Carroll University
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Music - Vocal, Waukesha

General Information
  • Job Title:Assistant Professor of Music - Vocal
  • Location:
    • 100 N East Ave
    • Waukesha, WI, 53186
    • United States
  • Employee Type:Regular Faculty
  • Job Category:Music - Vocal, Faculty

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music

Starting Date: 08/28/2023

  • Doctorate required; ABD considered.
  • At least 3 years full-time experience teaching choral music in either higher education or K-12.
  • The successful candidate will have a contemporary approach to choral music repertoire, and will deliver a comprehensive musical experience to students.

  • The teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 24 credits annually, and teaching load includes choral ensemble direction. Appointee will be a teaching scholar who presents high-level scholarship/creative work as well as a passion for teaching in a liberal arts setting, which includes both majors and non-majors.
  • Appointee will oversee and lead the choral program (consisting of majors and non-majors) as well as manage the choral budget and choral library.
  • Teaching assignments will occur in areas of expertise and may include courses in choral conducting, vocal pedagogy, aural skills, and/or music education.
  • Appointee is expected to enact active and effective recruitment and program building efforts in the choral and vocal areas, including outreach with local high schools and community groups, building relationships with local choir directors, and conference attendance.
  • Appointee will oversee and execute organizational planning for all choral undertakings, including preparation and promotion of the annual concert season, tours, service to campus events, etc.
  • Appointee is expected to work effectively with faculty and staff colleagues in the Music Program and across campus, including but not limited to Instrumental Music, Music Therapy, and Musical Theatre. They will collaborate with vocal adjunct instructors and collaborative pianists.
  • Appointee will also be responsible for building a supportive and inclusive student choral community on campus.
  • Additional duties will include academic advising, participation in scholarship auditions and award decisions, adjudication of vocal juries and recital hearings, departmental and university service, and ongoing appropriate scholarly work and/or professional activity.
  • Appointee may also contribute to the general education program at Carroll by leading groups in cross-cultural experiences and/or teaching courses in the general education program.

Rank and Salary: Tenure Track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The Program: The Music Program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, consists of five full-time faculty and staff. The Music Program includes undergraduate majors in Music, Music Education, and Music Therapy as well as a Music minor. Carroll University's music ensembles include Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and a variety of smaller chamber ensembles and student-led groups. Student involvement throughout the Music Program includes music majors and non-majors across other programs on campus. The program also collaborates with the Theatre Program on a Musical Theatre major.

The Department: The Department of Visual, Interactive and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences includes majors in Art, Graphic Communication, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, Photography, and minors in Music, Arts Management, Film & Television, Theatre, and Musical Theatre.

The College: The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs through seven departments - Communication and Sociology; Computational and Physical Sciences; Education; English, Modern Languages and Philosophy; History, Political Sciences and Religious Studies; Life Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts.

Carroll University: Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The Pioneer Core general education curriculum has a strong emphasis on developing intercultural awareness. Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University, though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA. Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University Mission.

Application: The search committee will accept nominations and applications throughout the summer, until the position is filled, although a submission deadline of 12 p.m. (CST) on Friday, June 30, 2023, is recommended for the most favorable consideration.

Please submit:
  • Letter of interest
  • C.V.
  • Teaching portfolio that includes:
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for students in an ensemble setting and/or classroom setting
  • Video of recent choral direction, in performance or rehearsal (20-30 minutes max)
  • Statement of creative scholarship/research agenda
  • Contact information for three professional references (to be contacted if applicant moves to final interview stage)
  • Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts

Additional support materials that enhance our understanding of the applicant's teaching abilities are welcome. All materials must be submitted through the Carroll University job portal. Questions should be directed to Amanda Barbour (

Carroll University is an Equal-Opportunity Employer

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