Fine and Performing Arts, Director, Assistant Professor in Music (Choral and Vocal Activities),...
Fine and Performing Arts, Director, Assistant Professor in Music (Choral and Vocal Activities), Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Fine and Performing Arts, Director, Assistant Professor in Music (Choral and Vocal Activities), Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (02105A)Department Name:
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTSIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in choral conducting and voice at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than thirty full-time faculty members (five in music) and over five hundred majors and minors (approximately one hundred combined music majors and minors). For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/dfpa/
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The candidate will be expected to oversee all aspects of the ever-growing choral and vocal program, including the Vocal Performance concentration. The teaching load is two courses per semester and will include a combination of conducting choral ensembles (University Chorale and Chamber Choir), and teaching applied voice and conducting students, as well as courses in vocal literature and pedagogy. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.Qualifications:
A D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Choral Music, Choral Conducting, or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of choral music is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
A D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Choral Music, Choral Conducting, or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of choral music is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
11/20/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:
Anthony Molinaro, M.M., Director of Music and Search Committee Chair
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTDesired Start Date:
08/09/2021Open Until Filled: