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Visiting Instructor - Director of Choral Activities

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary
  • The general nature of this position is to serve as director of the Fort Lewis College choirs.
  • This job exists to provide a proven expert in the field of choral music to the students of Fort Lewis College.
  • Through their participation in the various FLC choirs, students will receive professional mentorship as they develop skills and general knowledge in the vocal music area.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate in music in hand by August 15, 2022.    
  • Proven ability to perform at a high level in the choral idiom.  
  • One or more years of experience teaching at the collegiate level.    
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit students.
Major Responsibilities
  • Teach and conduct all choirs at FLC.     
  • Hold regular office hours 
  • Engage authentically with students, the department and colleagues. 
  • Takes responsibility for all grading of student work and submitting grades at the end of each semester. 
  • Recruit students. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities 
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 
  • Produce and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities are based on the faculty member’s areas of expertise and may include music courses offered for non-music majors as well as those offered for music majors, such as Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Music History, or interdisciplinary courses.  
Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Moderate noise (i.e. music rehearsals, office with computers and musical instruments, phone, and printers, light traffic). 
  • Ability to work in a confined area. 
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. 
  • Optional remote work privilege  
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands, arms and fingers to conduct the concert band and perform on their designated instrument.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work and music score reading.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.

The salary for this position will be $48,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package .

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
    • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references
  • Links to rehearsal and performance videos of the candidate conducting choral ensembles
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

Application materials received by June 27, 2022, will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.
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