The Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in choral conducting and voice at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than thirty full-time faculty members (five in music) and over five hundred majors and minors (approximately one hundred combined music majors and minors). For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/dfpa/
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The candidate will be expected to oversee all aspects of the ever-growing choral and vocal program, including the Vocal Performance concentration. The teaching load is two courses per semester and will include a combination of conducting choral ensembles (University Chorale and Chamber Choir), and teaching applied voice and conducting students, as well as courses in vocal literature and pedagogy. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.
A D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Choral Music, Choral Conducting, or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of choral music is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Internal Number: 14525
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.