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Job ID: 119108


Date Posted Feb. 1, 2019
Princeton, NJ, United States
Department Piano and Voice
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Vocal

Westminster Choir College of Rider University (Princeton Campus) invites applications for a tenor for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Piano and Voice to start in August of 2019.

Duties: The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include teaching applied voice and related course work. Depending on background and experience, other teaching responsibilities may include courses from the following: literature, pedagogy and diction. The position includes advising, recruitment, committee assignments, a commitment to ongoing professional development and helping to maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, staff and students.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree in voice performance or voice pedagogy by September of 2019 and demonstrate significant professional experience as well as successful teaching experience of undergraduate and graduate students in a college or university setting. Exemplary musicianship, innovative pedagogical skills, and evidence of ongoing performance or scholarship are required. Candidates with experience working and teaching in culturally diverse environments are welcomed.

The voice area is part of the Piano and Voice Department, the largest department in the college, and is responsible for voice study and voice-related courses for all non-keyboard majors. Our curriculum is designed to help students to be strong ensemble singers in service of our choral mission, as well as to help them develop their individual gifts as soloists.

Westminster Choir College of Rider University has an international reputation for excellence in voice, choral performance, music education, and sacred music. We offer the Baccalaureate of Arts in Music as well as the Bachelor of Music in music education, organ performance, piano, scared music, theory/composition and voice performance. At the graduate level, we offer the Master of Music in American and public musicology, choral conducting, music composition, music education, organ performance, piano accompanying, pedagogy, and performance, sacred music, and voice pedagogy and performance. We also grant the Master of Voice Pedagogy and the Master of Music Education. The College draws its students from 30 states and 10 foreign countries, and occupies a beautiful, suburban campus in Princeton, New Jersey. It is located within easy driving distance of Philadelphia and New York City.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and it embraces a diversity of programs, ideas and people. Candidates who understand the value of diversity in education are highly desirable. At this time, Rider University seeks to transfer Westminster Choir College to a new partner, with whom negotiations are ongoing. Please note: Upon the transition of Westminster Choir College to the new entity, employment with Rider University will terminate, and the continuance of the position will be at the discretion of that entity.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at, Position 315426. Applications must be submitted online and include a letter of interest and curriculum vita. During the application process, you must also identify the names and contact information of three professional references who will be contacted by Rider University. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

  • Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria.

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Contact Information

  • Donna Disbrow
    Human Resources
    Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    2083 Lawrenceville Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08468
  • 6098965000


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