Music Faculty: Choral Director


University of Mary


Visiting, Assistant or Associate Professor of Music: Choral Director


The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND invites applications for a Visiting, Assistant or Associate Professor of Music to begin fall 2024. The candidate will conduct the University of Mary Concert Choir (in addition to other smaller ensembles of interests/skillset), and teaches other courses in the music curriculum based on candidate’s strengths and interests. The candidate is also involved in the development of the music curriculum and community.


All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see https://www.umary.edu/about/mission-identity).


Responsibilities Include:


• Directs the University of Mary Concert Choir (in addition to other smaller ensembles of interest/skillset)

• Teaches in other areas within the Music Department based on strengths and interests (sacred music, theory, history, methods, applied voice, conducting, etc. at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Curates and directs annual Christmas at Mary Concerts

• Helps organize and facilitate annual fall departmental tour

• Advises music majors/minors.

• Participates in departmental activities, including recruiting, planning, and accreditation.

• Participates in departmental and university committees


Qualifications and Requirements Include:


• Required: Master’s degree

• Required: Successful experience directing choirs

• Preferred: Earned doctorate degree in choral conducting or ABD with degree completion by May 2024

• Preferred: Five years teaching experience at the elementary or secondary level; two years of college teaching experience (graduate teaching assistantships with substantial teaching responsibility acceptable). Experience in sacred music and/or K-12 music education and vocal jazz preferred.

• Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

• Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities

• Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the School of Arts & Sciences and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ


The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs


How to Apply:


Qualified candidates are asked to provide; (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) Cover Letter, (3) Teaching Portfolio, (4) Teaching Evaluations, (5) Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) Three letters of recommendation (7) 3 videos or video links of yourself conducting choral ensembles spanning a variety of eras, tempos, and styles.


Please upload the requested materials and click “submit application”. Confidential letters of recommendation, transcripts, and anything larger than 5MB can be sent to mailto:employment@umary.edu.


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