Assistant Professor of Choral Music
CONCORDIA COLLEGE (MOORHEAD, MINN.) invites applications for a full-time, three-year position (renewal or conversion to tenure eligibility possible) at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (or Instructor) in the area of CHORAL MUSIC.
Minimum qualifications:
• Masters degree (doctorate preferred) in choral conducting or related field
• Demonstrated success in choral teaching/conducting in a school, church, professional, or community setting
• Experience as an active collaborator and recruiter, including experience working effectively with diversified populations
• Experience leading varied choral groups beyond the standard large choral format (i.e. chamber groups, community/church choirs, innovative formats)
• Demonstrated proficiency with and understanding of diverse repertoires (e.g. new music, gospel, vocal jazz, early music, musical traditions from a variety of cultures)

The successful applicant will:
• Be an exceptional conductor-educator who will work collaboratively to provide vision and imagination for Concordia’s choral area, especially in the context of the developing nature of choral and music education in both K-12 and higher education
• Collaborate with the new Director of Choral Activities and other faculty and staff on concerts, tours, and other projects
• Conduct choirs, teach classes, and lead learning experiences in areas of the candidate’s expertise and departmental/college need
• Be highly involved in recruitment and retention efforts both on and off campus
• Mentor and advise students from a variety of backgrounds
• Contribute to maintaining active and collaborative relationships with public schools, teaching professionals, community partners, and other college programs
• Contribute to Concordia’s strategic goal of broadening campus arts offerings to reflect the growing diversity of the campus community

In support of the College’s ambitious goals for diversity and inclusion, the Music Department is interested in applicants who will contribute to the development of our increasingly diverse campus community, and have experience working effectively with diversified populations and responding to the changing demands on our emerging music educators and professionals. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives in order to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Music Department. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications may be submitted online at: A cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three references, and easily accessible web links to recent rehearsal and performance video excerpts (20-30 minutes total, front view of conductor preferred) are requested. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The Music Department at Concordia College is NASM accredited and the largest single department on campus, with 40 faculty and more than 1/4 of the entire student body participating in vocal and instrumental ensembles. The department maintains an excellent reputation throughout its region, with over 150 students majoring in music each year, the majority of whom pursue careers in music education. The post-graduation employment rate for music education majors pursuing jobs in the field is extremely high.

The Choral Program at Concordia College has enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence since its founding in 1899. It is presently comprised of nearly 300 student musicians who sing in one of four concert choirs, two vocal jazz ensembles, and a number of student-led ensembles. A new Director of Choral Activities has been appointed for 2020-2021, making this an exciting time of transition, innovation, and growth in the program.

Concordia College is a private, co-educational, baccalaureate liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that prepares its students to become responsible leaders in the global society. It is located in the Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND) area, a growing metropolitan area of 235,000, consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities. Fargo-Moorhead's thriving cultural scene is home to a variety of professional arts organizations including its own opera, ballet and theatre companies, symphony orchestra, film festival, and art museums and galleries. Please visit our College website at for more information about the college and the music program.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Criminal background check will be required. If you have further questions please contact Dr. Nat Dickey, Search Committee Chair, (218) 299-4859, Music Department fax number: (218) 299-3058.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 6693

Contact Information
Nathaniel Dickey
Concordia College (Moorhead, MInn.)
901 8th St. South
Moorhead, 56562