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Full-time Music Faculty - Southern Wesleyan University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Central, SC
Position: Full-time Music Faculty
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Posted: December 20, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Southern Wesleyan University’s School of Education and Music Studies invites applications for an assistant or associate level, nine-month professor position in Music within its Music Department. This position (Director of Choral Activities), which will begin August 2023, is located at SWU’s main campus in Central, South Carolina. Southern Wesleyan University’s music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Envision and implement a multi-year plan to grow the choral/vocal music program. Direct choral ensembles and teach the two-semester conducting track.

1. Teach applied lessons in an area of specialty—either choral or vocal. Recruit students to participate in ensembles and to programs of study in music. Contribute to musical performances in the Music Studies Department.
2. Within the area of specialty: a) coordinate ensemble performances on campus and in communities, schools, churches throughout the region and b) foster a close-knit community between students and adjunct faculty.
3. Teach and develop courses in music depending on the university’s need, the candidate’s expertise, and future professional development goals.
4. Actively participate in music scholarship and/or performance activity through research presentations at conferences, publication, or performances at festivals and schools across the region, nationally, and internationally.
5. Coordinate choral festivals developed to promote recruitment efforts.
6. Advise students in their academic progress and demonstrate servant-leadership by engaging in service activities within the university and the larger community.

Qualifications / Required Skills

1. A doctorate in Music is preferred; a master’s degree in Music or a master’s degree with at least 18 hours in Music is required. The preferred candidate will have secondary school and university experience in teaching music courses, an active research or performance program, demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities, and the initiative to develop music courses consistent with the mission of SWU. Desire and experience in integrating the Christian faith with the teaching and practice of the discipline of music are essential. The ideal candidate should have an ability to engage with one or more developing trends in 21st century music curricula. For example: music education experience; music entrepreneurship; music technology; curricular synthesis; creativity; and global artistry. The entry level of the candidate will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications, and experience.
2. Applicants selected for interview will be asked to provide: 1) a two-page writing sample on some aspect of choral music that displays scholarly use of the language; 2) a video of a 20-minute choir rehearsal; and 3) a video of a representative choral performance.

1. Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. To view the university’s profile, visit About SWU.
2. Technology. SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based programs, and PC applications, including all Microsoft Office 365 applications.
3. Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion of a criminal background screening.

Additional Information

For full consideration, application materials must be submitted no later than February 15, 2023. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Applications are received via SWU's online application tracking system (ATS) at

Contact Information

Dana Frost, Director of Human Resources | 864-644-5004

Employer Profile

SWU's Mission: We are a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle. SWU's Christ-Centered Core Values include: Purpose - A specific calling for a unique role in our world; Scholarship - Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment; Community - Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners; and Transformation - Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life. We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.