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Assistant Professor Director of Choral Activities

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Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Assistant Professor Director of Choral Activities

Assistant Professor Director of Choral Activities

Position Description: The Newberry College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track choral director at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2021. Preference will be given to applicants with music education experience, but applicants with a background in voice will also be considered.


Duties and Responsibilities: Provide leadership for the choral program by directing Newberry College Singers and Madrigals; teach choral conducting; lead annual regional choir tour. Additional teaching duties will be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications.


The successful candidate must demonstrate an eagerness to serve as a highly visible face of the Department of Music and Newberry College. Continued growth and excellence in the choral/vocal program will be an important measurement of success, as will maintaining strong ties to the local community and surrounding area.


Qualifications: DMA in Choral Conducting, or in a closely related field, or equivalent experience is preferred. ABD applicants may be considered.


Candidates must demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and performing; recruiting and building strong relationships with high school conductors; activity in appropriate national and regional organizations; evidence of positive collegial collaboration; and a desire to work in a student-centered environment.


About Newberry College: Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the College has maintained its association with the Lutheran Church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship in the global society.


Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to giving all students opportunities for success through service and personal attention. The successful candidate will have intercultural competence and history of success working with students from diverse and underrepresented populations.


Newberry College is fully accredited by NASM.


Applications: Letter of interest; CV with 4-5 references; Teaching Philosophy, particularly as it relates to the choral rehearsal (one page); Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; unofficial copies of all transcripts; links to 2-3 performances (edited is acceptable); link to 10-15 minute rehearsal (unedited). Please send to: Review of applications will begin April 26.


Job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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