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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in Choral Conducting/Choral Studies

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
Competitive salary and benefits offered.

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in Choral Conducting/Choral Studies
The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Position in choral conducting/choral studies to begin Aug. 15, 2024 with the possibility of renewal. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be in charge of programming, conducting, and maintaining the tradition of excellence of IWU’s university choirs--especially that of its Collegiate Choir.  They will also teach Choral Conducting and Choral Methods in the School's prestigious Music Education Program.  Additionally, they will contribute to the University’s Shared Curriculum Program and teach in other areas of expertise, as needed and as permitted by their teaching load (3-3).  Along with all other colleagues, they will actively engage in the School of Music's recruiting efforts.  

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a DMA in Choral Conducting or commensurate experience and significant experience in secondary music education; will enjoy mentoring and working closely with undergraduates; and will be committed to the effort of creating an inclusive atmosphere where talented students of all backgrounds can thrive.  
Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is a full time, nine month, on-campus, benefits-eligible position. Benefits include health care plan, considerable time off and access to tuition programs for employees and dependents.

Application Information:  Please submit the materials below to Tammi Tomsha, Administrative Specialist (

  • Letter of interest.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Statement of understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Link to video(s) of about 20-30 minutes of rehearsal and performance.
  • Curriculum Vitae (with references).
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • Three examples of past programs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by March 15 will receive full consideration.  The final candidate will need to pass a pre-employment background check. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Adriana Ponce, Interim Director and Committee Chair.

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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