Cornell College
  • 28-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

full-time benefits package

The Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in Fall 2020 as director of the college's choral ensembles currently Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.  We are seeking a dynamic individual who can build on the excellence of an established collegiate choral program.  Other teaching responsibilities will also include courses in the vocal area (Vocal Diction and Pedagogy), as well as courses within secondary area(s) of specialization, such as Music Education, Jazz and Jazz History, Ethnomusicology, Composition, or Music Technology/Electronic Music.  The successful candidate will also be expected to take an active role in the recruitment of prospective student musicians.  DMA or Ph.D. required, public school teaching experience is preferred. 


About Cornell College

Cornell College, a deeply student-focused selective liberal arts college, is distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, a philosophy which allows students more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility, thanks to the One Course Calendar, attract an ambitious student body from nearly all 50 US states and territories and many foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body.  We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities.  We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.


Application Process

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application materials:

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of creative, research, or professional work interest
  • Names and contact information for three references


Applications will be reviewed starting October 14, 2019.

For more information about the Department of Music please visit our website:


Any questions can be directed to Joe Dieker, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at


Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires the satisfactory completion of a background check.


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