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Assistant Professor of Music (Director of Choirs)

William & Mary
William & Mary

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Present Position Number:


Role Title:

Assistant Professor/9-Mth

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Music (Director of Choirs)

Unit Mission Statement:

The Department of Music is committed to teaching the discipline of music through its interrelated subdisciplines (music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music technology, performance, and composition) in the context of a liberal arts curriculum. The Department of Music strives to create a learning environment that encourages the intellectual and personal development of student and teacher alike; we do so by integrating the transmission of knowledge with original research, composition, and performance. The department’s course offerings represent a standing commitment to the study of diverse musical styles and the musics of many cultures. At the same time, we also recognize the vital importance of continuing to teach the traditions that have historically informed the practice of music in the United States and Europe.

Position Summary:

The Department of Music at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Music. Appointment will begin August 10, 2024.Responsibilities include directing the William & Mary Choir and teaching an additional course each semester according to area(s) of expertise and departmental need (i.e. Conducting, Theory, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Technology, Composition).The William & Mary Choir is a mixed concert ensemble of sixty undergraduate singers who represent the university in a series of on-campus performances throughout the year and a regional tour in the spring semester. They make some thirty appearances during the academic year and rehearse six hours a week. The Director of Choirs also oversees the administration and budget of the Choral Area, which includes a Treble Chorus, a Gospel Choir, and a Chamber Choir.Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must have a completed DMA or appropriate terminal degree in choral conducting at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2024) and possess a strong interest in advancing the goals of the discipline of music within the context of a vibrant liberal arts curriculum through a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar. The Music Department welcomes and encourages applications from individuals who have had previous conducting experience at the college or university level.

Conditions of Employment:


3KC210 Music Dept


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Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Job Category:

Instructional Faculty

Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, and a repertoire list of pieces conducted. A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in Music in any of the aforementioned required documents. You will be
prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be
contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
For full consideration, submit application materials by the initial review date, [indicate a date
that is minimum 30 days from date of live posting]. Applications received after the initial review
date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts
background checks on applicants being considered for employment. Information on the degree
programs in the Department of Music may be found at .

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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