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Choral Director - DePauw University

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Greencastle, IN
Position: Choral Director
Deadline: April 29, 2024
Posted: April 16, 2024

Job Description / Duties

The Institute of Music at DePauw University invites applications for a one-year term choral position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. A Master's degree in Music by the time of appointment is required. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in music (ABD acceptable) or commensurate experience. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal-arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. This position includes the equivalent of a six-course, on-campus teaching assignment (three per primary term). Funding is available for professional development and research with undergraduate students.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Institute of Music specifically seeks candidates to direct undergraduate choirs (treble, mixed, and community) and teach music electives. Primary responsibilities include building and maintaining a strong choral program (e.g., recruiting); providing excellent choral instruction of a wide variety of musical styles and traditions; and emphasizing vocal health and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a record of success in recruitment, and provide evidence of excellent college-level choral direction, college-level classroom teaching experience, and a secondary area of expertise.

Additional Information

Candidates should submit through Interfolio ( a cover letter summarizing qualifications; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of scholarly interests; web links to video recordings of an unedited, recently directed rehearsal and concert conducted by the candidate (with conductor facing camera); and, up to 5 concert programs that highlight versatility with a range of musical styles; contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin April 29, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Caroline Jetton, Associate Dean of the School of Music, at with any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
DePauw University, in affirmation of its commitment to excellence, endeavors to provide equal opportunity for all individuals in its hiring, promotion, compensation and admission procedures. Institutional decisions regarding hiring, promotion, compensation and admission will be based upon a person’s qualifications and/or performance without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, gender identity or gender expression, except where religion, gender, or national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification.

DePauw University’s goals and commitments are best served if the institution reflects the diversity of our society; hence, DePauw seeks diversity in all areas and levels of employment and abides by all local, state and federal regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. The University admits, hires and promotes individuals upon their qualities and merits.

Contact Information

Caroline Jetton, Associate Dean of the School of Music

Employer Profile

DePauw University is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,800 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music, to be renamed The Institute of Music at DePauw in July 2024. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association DePauw has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University