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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities - Bemidji State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Bemidji, MN
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
Deadline: April 12, 2016
Posted: March 24, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Serve as the director of choral activities, conducting The Bemidji Choir, Chamber Singers, and Varsity Singers.
Supervise student implementation of Men’s and Women’s choir development.
Plan and implement any tours and/or major choral concert events.
Teach undergraduate courses in areas of choral studies such as conducting, choral studies, choral literature, choral arranging and notation. Courses are offered on a rotating basis with usually one per semester.
Collaborate with colleagues on performances across the department of music.
Contribute to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
Contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support Bemidji State University's signature themes: Environmental stewardship, Civic engagement, Global/Multicultural Understanding.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
Assist with programmatic accreditation.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree or ABD in choral conducting from a nationally accredited institution at the start of employment.
Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completed doctorate in choral conducting from a nationally accredited institution at the start of employment.
Record of success in choral program development and implementation.
Desire for national/international recognition in choral excellence.
Strong ability to work in a collaborative environment.
The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.

Application Procedure:


All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
Persons writing letters of references should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.
Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces

Additional Information

Apply online:

A complete application will include the following attachments:

Cover letter which addresses the qualifications
Resume/Curriculum Vita
Unofficial Transcripts
Contact information for three professional references [or three letters of reference]
Links to recordings
Teaching Evaluations

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Contact Information

Dr. Cory J Renbarger
Department of Music
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE>
Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (218) 755-2867
FAX: (218) 755-4369

Employer Profile


Bemidji State University, situated on a stunning lakeside in northern Minnesota, provides a transformative experience for students who engage in active learning on campus, in their communities, and throughout the world. Bemidji State University is a catalyst for helping students realize their potential and worth, which, in turn, inspires them to new worlds of thought and promotion of the common good. The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts. Bemidji State University welcomes 5,000 students annually. Offerings include undergraduate majors and graduate programs encompassing the liberal arts and selected professional programs. Bemidji State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) To learn more about our distinctive university, see our web site at:

Bemidji State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator