Ripon College

Teaching Job
Ripon, WI USA
Teaching Job
Deadline: 02/28/2021


Classical/OperaMusical TheatreProfessionalOtherVoicePaid


The Ripon College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2021. The directing load centers on leading both the college’s touring, auditioned chamber choir, as well as the college-community chorus. The remainder of the departmental teaching load includes courses in conducting, choral rehearsal techniques, music history, and music theory, with other teaching duties assigned based on department needs and candidate strengths. The person in this position is expected to lead annual regional choir tours, serving as an ambassador for the college and effectively recruiting prospective students. Successful candidates will demonstrate the desire and ability to contribute to the institution’s distinctive Catalyst curriculum, fostering critical inquiry through a musical lens. We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion and are dedicated to fostering these values within the liberal arts setting. Candidates’ experience should reflect the College’s ongoing efforts to promote equity, and successful candidates will be able to speak specifically on a commitment to improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups. A doctoral degree is required; A.B.D. candidates will be considered.

This position is open to all qualified applicants. Ripon College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including, for example, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and leadership in the academy.

Required Qualifications:

D.M.A. in Choral Conducting or doctorate in closely related field; A.B.D. candidates will be considered with expectation of degree completion by the end of the first year of employment

Ability to teach a variety of classes related to music and music education

Clearly articulated research agenda

Energy and enthusiasm to serve as a highly visible face of the music department and as an active recruiter of prospective students

Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching one or more of the following courses: SATB chorus, music history, music theory, conducting, choral methods

Demonstrated experience working in multicultural environments and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations

Willingness to develop courses building on the established curricula

Evidence of successful collaborative work across disciplines

Commitment to undergraduate advising


Screening will begin February 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF to Dr. Erin Bryan, Search Committee Chair, at

Letter of interest

Curriculum vitae

A one-page statement addressing methods or experiences that foster a diversity of ideas and promote an inclusive environment in the music classroom and institution as a whole

Link(s) to video recording of 10-15 minutes of recent conducting performance(s) demonstrating contrasting styles (including titles and composers)

Letters of recommendation and official transcripts may be requested at a later date.

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