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Assistant Professor, Music Department

Wingate University
Job Location:
Wingate, North Carolina

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Position Location: Wingate Main Campus

Wingate University’s Department of Music seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Choral Music Education/Associate Director of Choral Activities for Fall 2023. The position is full-time and tenure track. Wingate University believes that diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Wingate Music Department is a collaborative and supportive environment that seeks to build community and respect between and among faculty and students, encourage excellence in music making, and honor students of all backgrounds and experiences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching responsibilities will be determined depending on the candidate's strengths and areas of expertise. Courses could include Music Education Methods and Choral Conducting courses, as well as, directing the advanced treble choir, a tenor-bass choir, and/or a non-auditioned SATB ensemble. Additional responsibilities could include supervising student teachers and advising music education students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Choral Activities with all operations of the Choral Department including, but not limited to, organization of tours, hosting festivals, and planning and executing concerts.
  • Play an active role in recruiting for the Music Department and maintain a high visibility among music programs in the region.

    Regular, predictable attendance on campus
  • Alignment with University mission, vision, and strategic roadmap
  • Other job duties/responsibilities may be assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Terminal degree in choral music education or choral conducting preferred. ABD acceptable, but degree must be completed within the first year.
  • Minimum of 3 years K-12 public school teaching experience or professional equivalent preferred.
  • Demonstration of quality performances by choral ensembles
  • Commitment to actively support and advance DEI initiatives

To apply, submit the following to Dr. Dawn Price, Search Committee Chair at and Human Resources at

1) a letter of application with documented professional experience and reasons for interest in the position, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) names and full contact information including email addresses for three professional references, 4) unofficial transcripts, 5) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement of principles and vision regarding matters of campus inclusion and equity, and 6) a link to a 15-minute video example of teaching/conducting with an ensemble. 

Official review of candidates will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a laboratory of difference-making that serves more than 3,600 students in North Carolina. Wingate offers 36 undergraduate majors as well as six master’s and four doctoral programs. The University is home to the Cannon College of Arts and Sciences; the Levine College of Health Sciences; the Byrum School of Business; and the College of Professional Studies, which includes the Thayer School of Education and the School of Sport Sciences. The University’s motto is “Faith, Knowledge, Service.” Learn more at

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists. Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

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