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Visiting Assistant Professor – Choral Activities


Regis University




Northwest Denver Campus


Position Type:



Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Requested Start Date for this Position:

08/01/2024 – 2 months to go


Campus Location:

Northwest Denver Campus


Full-time or Part-time:

Full time


Job Summary:

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Regis College, within Regis University, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Choral Activities to start in August 1, 2024. The department is seeking a Choral Conductor who is a dedicated music educator to recruit for our music program, teach undergraduate choir, and courses in the college liberal arts core. Applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to recruiting, music education, and supporting diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Working at Regis University

As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.


Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:

– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents

– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community

– Options for flexible work

– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break

– Medical, dental, and vision insurance


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


About Regis University and the Fine & Performing Arts Department: We welcome candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious perspectives to their teaching and scholarship. Our department operates within Regis College which serves a diverse student population. As of fall 2020, 37.4% of our total student body identified as non-white and within that population 23.5% identify as Hispanic/Latino/a/x. Our fall 2020 First-Year class consisted of 55% of students who identified as non-white and 38.75% students who identified as Hispanic/Latino/a/x. We seek applicants eager to work with our increasingly diverse population.


As a Jesuit Catholic University, we are open to hiring candidates of all faith backgrounds. In addition, we encourage applicants who identify as non-religious and find secular avenues to uphold Jesuit values. Though many of our faculty do identify as Catholic, a significant number of our current faculty body identify with other religious faiths, and many faculty members identify as non-religious. We are also supportive of our LGBTQ+ faculty members.


Regis College is a small, teaching focused, liberal arts college housed within Regis University. We are located in North Denver just minutes from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts downtown. Our undergraduate student population has roughly 1750 students. Class sizes range from 15-25 students with our choirs ranging from 12-30 singers. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts includes the Music Program, the Visual Art Program and offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts majors and minors in Music (Performance, Music History, Music Theory, Composition), Visual Art, Art History. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly valued in our department. The majority of students we serve as a department are non-majors taking music (performance and scholarly) and art courses. Therefore, applicants must be excited to work with a variety of knowledge sets and ability levels.


Our Term Instructor of Choral Activities will have a great deal of autonomy in shaping the Choral, Voice, and Music Education areas of study. The search is open to all specializations within Choral Studies, but we would particularly welcome a candidate with a dual background in Choral Studies and Music Education, with experience in music student recruiting. This position will suit a choral conductor who identifies as an educator excited to create a choral community for the liberal arts student.


Position Responsibilities: This position will involve teaching a full load of undergraduate courses each semester. The teaching load is typically 3 fall-semester courses and 3 spring-semester courses. Summer courses are available to teach for extra compensation, but not required. Service-related responsibilities include: attending program/department meetings, recruiting students into the Music Program from area high schools, oversee the voice area of our program, advising music majors for both coursework and recital planning, and providing service to the university. While Regis values research (and a record of sustained scholarship is required for tenure), a commitment to inclusive teaching is essential; the candidate must demonstrate the skills to work effectively with racially, socioeconomically, and religiously diverse student populations. Experience or interest in supporting student scholarship, collaborative research/performance would also be welcome.


Potential Courses:


• FAM 402 Concert Choir (auditioned choir)

• FAM 202 University Singers

• RCC 200 First-Year Writing Course

• FAC 2XX Music Survey, historical/cultural focused (ex. Exploring Music, American Music History, or a course in the candidate’s area of expertise)

• FAMT 2XX and 3XX Music Theory or Aural Skills

• RCC 4XX Integrative Core Course (interdisciplinary courses in Music in the categories of Diversity, Environment, Justice, or Meaning


Required Qualifications:


• Doctoral Degree in Choral Studies or related terminal degree with Choral Emphasis completed by August 1, 2024 and/or College teaching experience.

• Active engagement with scholarly choral research and/or performance.

• Evidence of an engaged understanding of foundational vocal pedagogy, and the choral literature from a diversity of cultures and times in history.


Desired Qualifications:


• Demonstrated experience in college-level music program recruiting.

• Evidence of engagement in Music Education (K-12).

• Background in, or dedication to, mentoring and teaching students from diverse demographics or backgrounds.

• College level teaching experience is preferred but not mandatory.


Required Application Materials:

Submit the following to by May 1, 2024:


Letter of Application (cover letter) summarizing your interest and qualifications

Curriculum vitae


Teaching Philosophy, which includes a discussion of how you can contribute in tangible ways to Regis University’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive and diverse community and culture in the classroom


Contact Information for three references


Link to any relevant conducting, teaching, and/or performance videos of your work


Applications submitted by May 1st will receive full consideration.


Questions can be addressed to Dr. Trudi Wright, Associate Professor and Chair of the Regis University Music Program at or


Pay Rate:

$50,000 / annually


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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.


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