Assistant Professor – Tenure Track – Choral/Music

Viterbo University
Location: 
La Crosse, WI
Type of Position: 
Administrative
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Viterbo University's Conservatory for the Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2021. Primary responsibilities include: conducting Concert Choir, 9th Street Singers, and Rose Chorale in addition to teaching other courses as assigned; this could include: applied voice lessons, advanced conducting, and/or music direction of productions (musicals/operas)The successful candidate will also develop the department's choral activities, contribute to tour planning, implement an ensemble recruiting plan, participate in departmental and university service, and maintain an active regional/national professional profile that includes conducting, clinics, festivals, and similar activities.

This position is part of the newly announced formation of our Conservatory for the Performing Arts' an initiative born of the belief that the world needs artists and storytellers now more than ever. Our goal is to cultivate artists grounded in the liberal arts with a strong sense of self, a commitment to the common good and the skills to succeed at a professional level in the demanding performing arts industry.

Qualifications: Completed Doctorate in Choral Conducting is preferred. A doctorate in progress or ABD will be considered. Collegiate choral conducting and diversified teaching experience is preferred.

Rank and Salary: Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track with a nine-month academic year appointment beginning August 2021. Salary is competitive with other private, liberal arts institutions of similar size.

Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 1800 undergraduate and 850 graduate students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has consistently been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi, world-class education and health care systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.

To apply, please complete the online employment application form at www.viterbo.edu/human-resources/job-announcements and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, and contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins on May 7, 2021; applications not received by May 12, 2021 may not receive full consideration.

Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.

Contact information: Frank Ludwig; Interim Dean, College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership; Viterbo University; 900 Viterbo Drive; La Crosse, WI 54601; fpludwig@viterbo.edu

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Application Procedure: 

To apply, please complete the online employment application form at www.viterbo.edu/human-resources/job-announcements and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, and contact information for three professional references.

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