Assistant Professor of Music (Choral)

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

ID: 7061744
Posted: October 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Music at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars with expertise in choral music for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music position starting August 2020.

The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic music program at a liberal arts college that values quality teaching, advising and mentoring students, and an active scholarly agenda. The Department of Music seeks a dynamic and collaborative choral/vocal educator and musician. The position includes directing the Concert Choir, Chorale, and Oratorio Choir, with the creative development of choral concerts and tours throughout the region. Other teaching responsibilities include choral conducting, choral literature, and voice methods. The Director of Choral Music is also the faculty advisor for student run A Cappella and Gospel choirs. The successful candidate might also have the expertise to teach courses in music education, support in the supervision of student teachers, or teach courses in a secondary area.

Qualifications: A Ph.D., D.M.A., or Ed.D. is required. Choral teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Candidates with experience in secondary education are preferred. The successful candidate will have experience with traditional and contemporary choral literature and be eager to help advance the preparation of vocal music education students.

Mission: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning and to diversity and inclusion, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to these commitments and ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and graduate programs in athletic training and digital media strategy. Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 23 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, a low crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.


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