College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Teaching Job
St. Joseph, MN USA
Teaching Job
Deadline: 12/01/2020




The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invite applications for a full-time, three-year term appointment, with potential for conversion to tenure-track, as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. The appointment begins August 2021.


Oversee and lead the choral program (consisting of both majors and non-majors).

Conduct the Chamber Choir (SATB) and Men's Choir (TTBB).

Plan and execute choir tours, preparing choirs for other departmental collaborations.

Establish a strong and creative recruitment plan for both the department and the colleges.

Contribute to strengthening program-building efforts.

Manage the budget for choirs.

Maintain the choral library.

Participate in scholarship auditions.

Lead the artistic team for annual Christmas concerts - a combination of choirs and instrumental ensembles - with performances on campus and in Minneapolis.

Expected course work includes choral techniques and choral literature. Additional teaching responsibilities may include topics based on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the department.

Stay informed of current issues relevant to choral music.

Maintain an active presence and profile with state, regional, national, and international professional organizations, including ACDA, NAfME, MMTA, MMEA.



Doctorate in choral conducting (ABD considered)

Teaching experience

Demonstrated excellence in choral pedagogy and instruction

Strong commitment to recruiting

Touring experience

Excellent organizational skills

Strong communication and interpersonal relations skills

Ability to build collaborative work relationships with colleagues and within the music community

Ability to make contributions to departmental and general education course offerings

Understanding of current issues relevant to choral music

Application information can be found on our website. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by December 1st.

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