MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professor of Choral Music Education to join its nationally recognized choral and music education programs.  Terminal degree (e.g., DMA, PhD, EdD) in Choral Conducting or Music Education preferred; ABD candidates may be considered.  Sustained success in secondary school teaching is expected.  Evidence of teaching and conducting at the college level is preferred.  Primary responsibilities include directing traditional choral ensembles and teaching undergraduate courses in music education.  A cogent vision for recruitment through both personal and university ensemble performances. Additional expectations include service to the choral area in the form of organizational support for tours, festivals and other recruitment initiatives. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to performing and teaching diverse repertoires and maintaining an inclusive environment in the classroom. Position begins August 2022.

Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 54 faculty and 163 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) video recording of recent choral performances (as link) to  Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request. 

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2022.  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 in this field 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.