Luther College

Teaching Job
Decorah, IA USA
Teaching Job
Deadline: 03/01/2021


Classical/OperaMusical TheatreProfessionalOtherVoicePaid


Luther College seeks a conductor-scholar-teacher for its choral program in the position of Assistant Professor in Music to begin late August 2021. This is a three-year renewable term, non-tenure-track appointment. Luther’s Music Department includes 31 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members, with approximately 200 music majors and over a third of the student body (700+) participating in music. Doctorate preferred, ABD accepted. Completed doctorate required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. A record of excellence and success as a choral conductor, teacher, and recruiter. Commitment to the mission of a liberal arts college of the church. Significant record of musical and artistic achievement.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct Aurora (80-voice select SA choir for first-year students) and Collegiate Chorale (80-voice select SATB choir for juniors and seniors). Advise students. Other teaching assignments based on the successful candidate’s strengths and interests and the needs of the department, including conducting, vocal pedagogy, choral methods, world music, music history, music theory, ear training, and applied music-voice. Partner with the head of voice and opera and with applied voice faculty to promote and develop Luther's vocal arts program. Serve as a member of the artistic team for Christmas at Luther. Prepare choirs for other collaborative projects such as oratorio performances. Work closely with admissions staff to recruit prospective students. Participate in festivals, on and off campus, aimed at high school students. Communicate with prospective students and parents regularly. Listen to music auditions. Engage in appropriate service to the College.

Apply: Complete applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicant’s dossier will include:

letter of application describing teaching/performing interests, experience, educational philosophy and professional development goals

curriculum vitae, including a list of works conducted

unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts

URL web links to videos—recent recordings, conductor facing the camera. Videos should provide a frontal view of the candidate’s gestures and countenance. Roughly 30-45 minutes of conducting, including at least 15 minutes of rehearsal and 15 minutes of live performance.

three references from those familiar with the candidate’s teaching and/or professional experience (the college will send an email to each reference identified in the application process with a link to upload their reference letter)

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