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Assistant Professor of Music & Associate Director of Choral Activities - Butler University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Indianapolis, IN
Position: Assistant Professor of Music & Associate Director of Choral Activities
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Posted: October 17, 2013

Job Description / Duties

Assistant Professor of Music & Associate Director of Choral Activities
Butler University, Jordan College of the Arts

The School of Music of Butler University, Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities. This is a tenure-track position, beginning August 2014. Primary responsibilities include shared overall leadership of the Butler choral program, conducting of choral ensemble(s), and additional responsibilities to include one or more of the following areas of expertise: applied conducting, applied voice, vocal jazz, music education, theory or aural skills. Student recruiting, academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate. Continuing excellence in teaching and scholarly or creative activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.

ABOUT BUTLER AND THE JORDAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The Jordan College of the Arts is the home of nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate programs in music, dance, theater, arts administration, art plus design, and graduate programs in music. The School of Music includes nearly 250 undergraduate and graduate students in twelve majors. Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with approximately 4,400 students, located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis. Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” by US News & World Report, Butler emphasizes a liberal arts-infused education that develops engaged citizens committed to making a positive difference in the world. The University is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as five professional colleges: Business, Communication, Education, the Jordan College of the Arts, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Choral Department at Butler University serves students majoring in music and from across the campus in large and small choral ensembles. Butler choral students perform on and off campus, for official university and holiday events, and on regularly scheduled regional, national and international performance tours. Butler’s commitment to the collaborative arts is evident in the choral ensembles’ frequent partnerships with the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The choral department is supported by a faculty of choral specialists including James Q. Mulholland, Tim Brimmer, Eric Stark, Director of Choral Activities and Henry Leck, Professor Emeritus.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Qualifications / Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required with terminal degree in Choral Conducting preferred. Candidate should have extensive conducting experience, a demonstrated record of successful recruiting and teaching experience with diverse populations of college-age students, with a documented history of professional activity at the regional, national or international levels preferred.

Additional Information

Submitted materials will not be returned. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Assistant Professor-tenure track, salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

APPLICATION: All submissions must be sent electronically in a single PDF document. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Official transcripts of all college/university work are also required and may be sent electronically (preferred) or via USPS (address below).

Send materials electronically to:
Dr. Eric Stark
Chair, Choral Conducting Search Committee
School of Music
Jordan College of Arts

Note: for official transcripts that may only be sent via USPS, please use the following address:
Dr. Eric Stark
Chair, Choral Conducting Search Committee
School of Music
Jordan College of Arts
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Employer Profile

Since Butler's founding in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, the University has challenged and supported students in a liberal-arts environment that fosters both intellectual and social growth while providing practical, "real-world" skills. With over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges, multiple opportunities to study abroad, and renowned faculty, Butler's curriculum gives students an experience of a lifetime and an edge that defies the norm.

The University is situated in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood on a 295-acre campus approximately five miles from downtown Indianapolis. With its convenient location, Butler is a destination for events in the Indianapolis community. It also is home to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse and the Butler Bulldogs, who participate in the BIG EAST athletic conference and Pioneer Football League.