Visiting Assistant Professor/Director of Choral Activities

Job description

The Department of Music at Elmhurst College is seeking a full-time visiting faculty member to serve as Director of Choral Activities. This is a one-year position, possible renewable for a second year.

Elmhurst College, an equal opportunity employer, seeks candidates with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a multicultural campus community. Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. 
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The music department offers degrees in Music, Music Education, Music Business, Theory/Composition, Jazz Studies and Musical Theatre to well over 200 students. There are 10 full time faculty and approximately 45 adjunct faculty. For more information on the Elmhurst College Music Department visit 
The application deadline is February 1, 2019. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Questions can be directed to Dr. Peter Griffin, Professor, Chair, [email protected]

Essential Functions:

Administer all aspects of the choral program including artistic direction of choral ensembles, budget management, student personnel, planning/administering events, tours, and public and professional service engagements. Recruit students to the Music Department and serve as a liaison to high school/middle school choral programs. Teaching responsibilities include conducting the Elmhurst College Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers. Represent the Choral area as a member of the Music Education faculty. Work closely with ensemble conductors and applied voice studios. Work closely with Advancement Office and alumni relations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Master’s Degree in Music. Prior teaching experience at the high school and/or college level required. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, have significant professional and scholarly experience, and the ability to attract and retain students.




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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
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