FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months
Alma College seeks an engaging teacher and conductor to lead the Alma College choirs. The choral program includes: Alma Choir (SATB ensemble with a decades-long history of concerts, recording, and national and international touring); Chorale (treble voice choir); and Alma Acapella (contemporary a cappella ensemble that performs music in treble, TB, and SATB voicings). Additional teaching responsibilities in one or more of these areas: conducting; music education; voice. Primary recruiting responsibility for the vocal/choral program. Typical teaching load is six units per year. This is a full time, tenure track position.
– A Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in choral music (or all but dissertation).
– Conducting/teaching experience at the collegiate and high school level with strong vocal and keyboard skills.
– A proven track-record of successful student recruiting and program growth.
– An understanding of the role choirs play in the life of a liberal arts college and its students.
Interested candidates need to email the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V. including website; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three professional references, to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters of recommendation as well as demonstrations of teaching/performances will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023, and continue until January 24, 2024.
Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.