This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
The Music Department at Berea College invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2019 at the assistant professor rank. Primary responsibilities include conducting/directing the Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers as well as teaching applied voice at all levels. The position will also allow opportunities for teaching other music-related courses depending on specialization and needs. The successful candidate will have a completed doctorate in choral music, and a record of successful vocal instruction at the undergraduate level. All voices will be considered. The candidate will also be expected to advise music majors and minors. The ideal candidate will have an established record of excellence in choral conducting and applied voice teaching, display professionalism when interacting with members of the college and community, and demonstrate a commitment to carrying out Berea College’s unique mission.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp, and a link to a video of a rehearsal and also a performance to MusSearch2018@berea.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.