Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

The Lake Forest College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC to begin August, 2014. 

We seek an outstanding choral conductor and music educator to direct our two main choral ensembles—the mixed Concert Choir and the Women’s Chorale—as well as teach one academic course per semester. Depending on the successful candidate’s expertise, these might include: Music teacher education coursework (choral methods and/or elementary general music methods), or non-major courses. Requirements: Ph.D. in music education or D.M.A. in choral conducting (or ABD), demonstrated excellence in teaching, and research or creative accomplishments in an appropriate area. Experience with a music department within a liberal arts context and teaching in K-12 schools are preferred.

Applicants should send their official graduate transcripts, a current CV, and a letter of intent directly to Professor Don Meyer, Chair of the Music Department, at musicsearch2014@mx.lakeforest.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by letter writers to the same e-mail address. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by March 31, 2014 to be assured full consideration.

A highly selective liberal arts college located in a suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,500 students from over 47 states and 78 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects ongoing scholarship and active participation in the College community. 

Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and members of other historically underrepresented groups.