Director of Choral Activities, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Music Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a one year position as a sabbatical replacement at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023. The teaching load for this position is five courses including Hamilton College Choir, aural skills, and additional electives.

We seek a choral conducting specialist with a secondary area of specialization, including interdisciplinary studies, that encompasses a broad range of musics and approaches through electives open to both majors and non-majors. We seek applicants who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with a diverse student population and campus community. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. or D.M.A. are preferred.

The Music Department, consisting of six full-time faculty members and twenty-nine lecturers in music performance, has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit our websites at and for additional information about the department and program.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply. 

Application Procedure: 

Candidates should submit a current vita, statements of teaching and research experience/interests, links to online video recordings of conducting performances and rehearsals (15-20 minutes combined), and an application cover letter (addressed to Search Committee Chair) via Interfolio at Three letters of recommendation, submitted via Interfolio, will be required only later in the process at the request of the search committee. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Lydia Hamessley, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. Our review of applications will begin February 15, 2023.

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