The University of Dayton seeks a creative, innovative choral conductor and educator who will build on our tradition of excellence in choral music by cultivating broad participation in a dynamic, diverse and inclusive choral program and will provide professional training and mentorship to students in a growing music education program. The successful applicant will conduct the auditioned University Chorale and additional choral ensembles and will teach Choral Conducting, Choral Music Education Methods, and other courses as assigned in the candidate’s area of interest and expertise, both for music majors and non-music majors. This tenure-track assistant professor position begins August 16, 2018.
The University’s Department of Music serves approximately 80 undergraduate music majors and a large number of students majoring in other disciplines. Program offerings include Bachelor of Music degrees in Composition, Music Education, Performance, and Music Therapy (currently the largest enrollment), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Music Studies, Jazz Studies, and Ethnomusicology. Music and Music Technology minors are offered.
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•Completed doctorate in music with a choral conducting emphasis •Record of proven achievement as a choral conductor •Ability to teach choral music education methods •Choral teaching experience at the college/university level •Choral teaching experience at the elementary or secondary school level •Articulated vision to build a vibrant and diverse university choral program •Effective written communication skills
•Reputation of excellence in conducting •Demonstrated success in choral program recruitment and development •Demonstrated successful experience conducting standard choral repertoire •Demonstrated successful experience with diverse repertoire (e.g. global traditions) and ensembles (e.g. a cappella groups, vocal jazz ensembles) •Demonstrated successful experience teaching in a secondary area •Knowledge of edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) and curriculum design •Experience collaborating with varied and diverse constituencies in and beyond the music department •Expertise and insight related to non-traditional music students, arts advocacy and/or technology integration •Successful engagement with local and regional choral programs at both the high school and middle school levels •Keyboard proficiency •Articulated plans for scholarship and research •Demonstrated successful engagement in the profession on the state, regional and/or national levels •Strong oral communication skills •Effective interpersonal communication skills •Willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values
The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. As Marianists, we are a worldwide family of Catholic brothers, priests, sisters and committed lay people. Our spir...it of hospitality and inclusiveness permeates campus. What distinguishes us is our constant seeking of truth and knowledge in our overall mission to improve the world.
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