Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

McPherson, Kansas
Commensurate with experience and credentials
Apr 12, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

McPherson College seeks an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. This is a tenure-track appointment with a beginning date of 11 August 2021.

The Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities is responsible for developing and maintaining a high-level collegiate choral program as well as preparing and teaching a variety of music courses that make up the music theory, music history, and choral pedagogy portions of the music and music education degree programs. Developing and maintaining choral ensembles includes collaborating with college admissions in recruiting prospective music majors and choir members. This position might also include music direction for one musical theatre production each year.

The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for teaching excellence, enthusiasm for building a robust choral program, commitment to the liberal arts, and an affinity for working in the small college environment.

A master’s degree in choral music, successful experience in K-12 music education, and substantial choral conducting experience are required. A doctoral degree is preferred.

Located in central Kansas, McPherson College is a private, residential, liberal arts college of 800 students. It is an Honor Roll member of the Great Colleges to Work For, scoring in each of the past six years at an exemplary level in regards to job satisfaction, work/life balance, teaching environment, professional/career development, tenure clarity & process, collaborative government, supervisor or department chair relationship, respect & appreciation, confidence in senior leadership, compensation & benefits, and facilities, workplace & security. U.S. News & World Report ranks McPherson College among the top three independent college in Kansas, recognizing it, in addition, as the 8th most innovative college in the Midwest. Money Magazine recently recognized McPherson College as the best value in higher education in the state of Kansas.

A complete application package will include:

  1. A letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae
  2. A statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Official academic transcripts for all relevant degrees (B.M., M.M., and D.M.A.)

An application packet is considered complete only when all required materials are received.

Please complete the online application below.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.