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Assistant Professor of Music

Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX
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Dec 2, 2021

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Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with a focus in Choral Music, beginning in fall 2022. The ideal candidate will be able to direct our two choirs, teach courses in conducting, supervise choral music education majors, and have robust plans for recruitment. They will also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. Broad research and teaching interests that intersect with other areas within the liberal arts and/or sciences are desirable, as is the ability to collaborate with the Theatre Department on musical theater productions. The Southwestern teaching load is five courses per academic year. Faculty are also expected to participate in university governance, departmental collaboration, and academic advising.

The Music Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2020 semester, 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. Please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.

Candidates must have earned a D.M.A., Ph.D. or the equivalent, and have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the collegiate level, preferably in the liberal arts setting. Public school teaching experience is also desired.

Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area. Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website:

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae , video links to performance(s) and rehearsal(s), 15-20 minutes each, and a list of three current references with both email and phone contact information to apply. Review of applications will begin on December 1.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University's Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Georgetown, TX - 78626
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