The Department of Music at Mount Holyoke College seeks a full-time Lecturer and Director of Choral Ensembles. This is a three-year renewable appointment beginning July 1, 2023. The position entails conducting three choral groups: one large ensemble for experienced singers, another large ensemble for students with little or no prior experience, and one small select ensemble. Additional responsibilities may include teaching conducting.
A Master’s degree is required; a doctorate is preferred. College and/or professional experience is desired. Commitment to liberal arts education, the ability to contribute to the wider educational aims of the Department, and the capacity to reflect the College's commitment to diversity through repertory choices are essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Review of completed digital dossiers will begin on December 30th, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Please do not send hard copy material.
Please submit a letter of application directly addressing the expectations of the position, a C.V., and three one-page statements concerning (1) a letter of interest, which must include web links to a rehearsal and a performance filmed from the perspective of an ensemble member (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Also, please provide contact information for three references in your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process. We will begin reviewing applications on December 30th, 2022.
In line with the curricular expectations of a liberal arts college, our courses are designed to help students make connections between theory and performance and understand how historical and cultural contexts shape musical styles and practices. The diversity of our course offerings is reflected in the scope of the musical traditions that we teach, including popular music, jazz, Western classical music, non-Western music traditions, and electronic and computer music.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.