This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
The Department of Music at Bucknell University seeks applicants able to step into an established choral program and build on its historic excellence through effective recruiting, leadership, and vision. The appointment may be made at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor depending upon the appointee's previous experience. Responsibilities include leading the department's two choral ensembles (one of which is a chamber ensemble) and teaching in choral/voice-related areas including conducting, choral methods, and/or studio voice. Any additional teaching opportunities would depend upon the needs of the department and the expertise of the appointee. The teaching load for the position is the equivalent of five courses per year, with ensemble leadership comprising three-fifths of that load. The successful candidate will pursue an active scholarly agenda having choral conducting as a principal focus. The department is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; materials candidates submit should include discussion or evidence of their experience in these areas.
Candidates are expected to have a doctorate or Master's degree and ABD in choral conducting or a related area, as well as evidence of successful experience conducting college-level choirs.
Start date: August 2015
Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three (3) recent letters of recommendation. Additional materials will be requested at a later date.
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Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
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