MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education to join its nationally recognized choral, vocal jazz and music education programs.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in choral music/conducting, music education, or other appropriately related terminal degree by the time of hire (EdD, PhD, or DMA).  Sustained success in secondary school teaching is expected.  Evidence of teaching and conducting at the college level is preferred.  Primary responsibilities include: directing one of the traditional choral ensembles; teaching undergraduate courses in music education; and directing OneVoice, Millikin’s nationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble.  A cogent vision for recruitment through both personal and university ensemble performances, maintenance and development of Millikin’s annual Vocal Jazz Festival and interaction with high school vocal programs is expected.  Candidates demonstrating commitment to academic advising, entrepreneurship, and community outreach will receive strong consideration.  Additional expectations include university service in the form of faculty governance and involvement with the campus community through attendance of recitals, concerts, workshops and festivals. Position begins August 2019.


Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 214 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences.  The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.


To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references, and 5) a video recording of recent choral and vocal jazz ensemble performances (as attachment or link) electronically.  Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request. 

Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019.  Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.  Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.