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Randolph-Macon College
  • Position Number: 2646771
  • Location: Ashland, VA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music
Position Details: Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities in the Department of Arts to begin September 1, 2022.

Institution Information: Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830, is a selective, primarily residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1500 students located in the northern suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. It is 90 miles south of Washington, DC and 15 miles north of Richmond. The College seeks employees committed to advancing inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Of special interest are candidates who can further the College's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Music Program in the Department of Arts at Randolph-Macon College offers all students the hands-on opportunity to explore the creative process of music, to form an understanding of the relationship between art and society, and to develop personal musicality through participation in ensembles, applied study, coursework in music history and music theory, technological applications, music industry coursework, research, internships, and pedagogy coursework. The Music Program is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in its ensembles, courses, and curriculum, as well as promoting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Major/Essential Functions: Randolph-Macon College faculty teach, advise, conduct research and engage in scholarship, and serve the college and department. Primary teaching responsibilities will include two choral ensembles (Concert Choir and Chamber Singers) and courses to support the Department's music major/minor, its music education program, and its music theatre productions. Through this coursework, the faculty member will contribute to general education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DMA in Choral Conducting, DME in Choral Music Education, or PhD in related field; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by August 1, 2022

  • Prior experience leading choral ensembles

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching

  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student engagement

  • Prior experience teaching choral musicians of varying levels of expertise

  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse choral classroom and to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strategies for recruiting diverse choral singers

  • Experience and training in music education

  • Experience and training in music theatre

Application Procedures: To apply, please send the following as a single pdf to Sabrina Granderson, Administrative Services Coordinator, at no later than Dec. 3 with Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities as the subject line.

The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy

  • A brief (one page) statement of professional activity and goals (research and/or performance)

  • A list of choral repertoire conducted

  • A brief (one page) statement describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and

  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 3. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only submit the required documents listed above; finalists will be asked to submit video recordings of their conducting in performance and rehearsal.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Randolph-Macon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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