Assistant Professor of Music
The Department of Performing Arts at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music, beginning August 2024. Teaching responsibilities will include the direction of two choral ensembles, individual vocal instruction and the possibility of other courses as appropriate. All professors at St. Mary’s are expected to contribute to the college-wide core curriculum as well as to their departmental curriculum.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in music, be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and have expertise in vocal and choral pedagogy. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The development of an active program of creativity involving undergraduates is encouraged.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research and creativity, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include cover letter in which candidate addresses how his/her teaching will contribute to an inclusive classroom, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, description of creative focus and work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/131678. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sterling Lambert.
Applications must be received by the start of their review on October 16, 2023. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.