Location: Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in the country.
The Music Department of Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position in music, with expertise in choral conducting, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or Visiting Instructor) beginning August 2023. A completed terminal degree in choral conducting or a related field is required for the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor; candidates without a completed terminal degree in choral conducting or a related field will be considered at the rank of Visiting Instructor.
The successful candidate will direct the Whitman College Chorale and Chamber Singers while overseeing affiliated duties, and instruct Music Theory 2 and an introductory course in music appreciation (Music in Society). Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate depth of expertise both on the podium and in the academic classroom.
Whitman College is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that values diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. In the cover letter, candidates should describe their interest in teaching undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In doing so, candidates should address how their lived experiences and classroom and scholarly practices will advance equity and inclusion in the learning environment and help Whitman promote antiracist, systemic change.
How to apply
To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/125452. The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; list of references; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The committee will solicit three letters of recommendation from applicants who reach the interview stage. Candidates who advance beyond initial screening will be requested to submit videos of rehearsals and performances.
Review of applications will begin on June 12, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Salary Range: $64,000-$67,000
Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances; basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met; employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program. New faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a required New Faculty Orientation.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the colleges working and learning environment.
Whitman College is an EEO employer. The college shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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