Assistant Professor of Choral Music

Concordia College-Moorhead

Assistant Professor of Choral Music

  • Institution: Concordia College-Moorhead
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Moorhead, MN US
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Assistant Professor of Choral Music

  • Concordia College-Moorhead | Moorhead, MN US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 02, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Choral Music

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Moorhead, MN US

Application Deadline March 13, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Dr. Michael Culloton

Department Music


Phone US +1 (218) 299-4894

Job Description

Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term (with the possibility of renewal) at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in the area of Choral Music. The successful candidate will conduct several choirs and teach in the choral music education curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in choral conducting, music education, or a related field
  • Demonstrated success in working as a secondary public school and/or collegiate choral teacher for a minimum of three years
  • Demonstrated success/potential as an active collaborator
  • Demonstrated success/potential for recruitment of music majors and non-majors to a collegiate choral program
  • Evidence of dynamic leadership in the classroom, rehearsal, and performance environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed DMA or Ph.D., or ABD
  • A degree in music education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or DMA/Ph.D.)
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse populations
  • Experience in collaborative performances that include choral and instrumental forces

The successful applicant will:

  • Serve as associate director of choirs, including conducting the Concordia Chapel Choir (upper-class mixed choir), Kantorei (first-year mixed choir), and Cantabile (upper-class soprano/alto choir).
  • Teach classes in choral music education, supervise student teachers, and possibly teach in other areas of the candidate’s expertise and department/college need as load requires or allows. Examples may include voice class, conducting, and core musicianship.
  • Be highly involved in recruitment and retention efforts both on and off campus.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Choral Activities and other music department and college faculty on a variety of projects and initiatives, including the planning and execution of our summer high school honor choir camp (Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir, for which an additional stipend is paid).
  • As qualified and interested, teach in Concordia College’s summer graduate program (Master of Music in Music Education), which may involve additional compensation or course release during the academic year.
  • Commit to the study and performance of diverse repertoire representing a variety of choral and musical traditions.
  • Contribute to maintaining active and collaborative relationships with public schools, teaching professionals, and community partners.
  • Assist in mentoring and advising music students from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Serve as faculty advisor for the student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
  • Participate in professional choral and music education organizations at the regional and national levels.

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 of 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.

Application Instructions
Applications may be submitted online at: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and easily accessible web links to rehearsal (including voice-building exercises and repertoire rehearsal, 20 minutes total) and performance video excerpts (approximately 10-15 minutes total showing a variety of styles) are requested. Review of applications will begin March 13, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Music Department at Concordia College is NASM accredited and is the largest single department on campus, with 40 faculty and more than 1/3 of the entire student body participating in the campus vocal and instrumental ensembles. The choral program at Concordia College has enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence under the leadership of Paul J. Christiansen, René Clausen, and Michael Culloton, and is presently comprised of student musicians who sing in one of four concert choirs, two vocal jazz ensembles, and a number of student-led ensembles.

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. A criminal background check will be required. If you have further questions please contact Dr. Michael Culloton, Search Committee Chair, (218) 299-4894,

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