Faculty Careers - Education, Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts, Faculty Careers - Other
Gordon College seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Music with expertise in the area of choral conducting and music education. Candidates must display excellence in these areas of expertise and a broad range of skills that will allow them to contribute to the Department of Music across a variety of course offerings, in support of both the College’s liberal arts curriculum and its well-respected music education program.
The music program at Gordon College is one that emphasizes whole musicianship, rigorous musical and academic training, and provides a nurturing environment in which our students can fully realize their God-given potential.
The Gordon College Department of Music is composed of 7 full-time faculty members and over 25 part-time faculty members – many of whom are outstanding educators and renowned performers. The Department offers four music degrees that are accredited by NASM: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Master of Music in Music Education; concentrations in Composition and Music in Worship; and a Music Minor. Additionally, hundreds of non-music majors participate in the music program through choral and instrumental ensembles. The Department of Music is housed in the state-of-the-art Phillips Music Center.
Graduates of the Gordon College Department of Music serve in the public, charter and private schools as music teachers, attend reputable graduate schools and conservatories for performance and music education, perform in professional orchestras, teach in private music studios, and work in the fields of music administration, music therapy and church worship. The Music education program has had a 100% teacher placement rate for all graduates seeking positions for more than 10 years.
Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:
Possible courses (load to be determined based on qualifications, experience and Departmental need):
Direct and conduct college choral ensembles
Choral Methods and Literature
Literature for the Voice
Recruiting and retention of music majors
Undergraduate student advising including music education licensure requirements
Administrative responsibility for the vocal area, including the adjudication of student recitals and voice juries
The ideal candidate will have:
Completed DMA or PhD in choral conducting or music education
Successful PreK-12 music teaching experience
Experience with licensure
Ability to build relationships with music educators in the field
A passion for teaching and mentoring of undergraduates
A strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college
Exhibit strong collaborative and communication skills that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries
Evidence of successful teaching at the college level
Significant creative and scholarly profile as choral conductor
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the dialogue.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names with contact information of 3 references, an online link to videos or mp4 files of the candidate conducting 2 contrasting pieces, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.