Carthage College invites applications for a three-year contract as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Instrumental Conducting (orchestral preferred) and Music Education

Carthage College invites applications for a three-year contract as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Instrumental Conducting (orchestral preferred) and Music Education. The ideal candidate will successfully combine an innovative approach to music education with demonstrated expertise conducting ensembles at the collegiate level. Applicants should be open to collaborations with directors of choral, jazz, and wind ensembles, as well as opera, and music theatre. In addition to conducting, the candidate will teach courses in music education and other courses based on needs of the department and candidates area(s) of expertise (e.g., conducting, music theory, or applied studio).

A MM is required for consideration; a PhD or DMA in music education is desired. Experience as a secondary school orchestra teacher is highly desirable. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

The Music Department has held accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music since 1979. Our choral and instrumental ensembles regularly perform at state and regional conferences, and tour regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Department has 10 full-time faculty members and 30 adjunct faculty members. Our studio faculty are active and established performers in some of the finest ensembles in the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor.

Carthage was founded in 1847 and is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the ELCA Lutheran Church with approximately 2,500 full-time and 720 part-time students. The College awards degrees in more than 40 subject areas and has a long-standing commitment to educating the whole person by nourishing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical dimensions of students’ lives. The Carthage curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking while challenging students to express themselves effectively. The College is located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan midway between Chicago and Milwaukee and is a focal point in the Kenosha community. Additional information is available at, as well as the music department web site at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2013. Application materials should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly/performance agenda, curriculum vitae, and three references (name, title, address, phone number, and email address). All documents should be sent in a single PDF file to:

Professor Herschel Kruger
Chair, Fine Arts Division
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140

Finalist candidates should be prepared to submit recent video of the applicant conducting a large instrumental ensemble (face to camera), concert programs, and any other supporting materials that will demonstrate qualifications for the position. Videos should be posted for private viewing on YouTube. Please do not send any additional materials until requested.


  • EEO/AA Policy

    Carthage College values the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

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