Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

The Music Department invites applicants for a four-year replacement position, beginning August 2021. Ideal candidates will have experience and success in instrumental conducting as well as teaching undergraduate music courses within a liberal arts context; conducting the Allegheny College Civic Symphony, an orchestra of students and community members is required of the position. Additional music courses to be taught will be determined according to departmental needs and the successful candidate’s strengths. PhD or other terminal degree strongly preferred; ABD will be considered. Teaching load is six courses per year (3-3). All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. Opportunities and support for research and scholarly activity are available.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Please send the following materials, merged into a single PDF, to the Search Committee, Jennifer Dearden, chair, at music@allegheny.edu: a letter of application, CV, a diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of at least three references. Additionally a brief, recent video of ensemble rehearsal and performance should be shared (using WeTransfer, Dropbox, private/unlisted YouTube link, etc.) with the above email address. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted: April 19, 2021