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  • Department of Music - Director of Instrumental Music

    Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Music for Director of Instrumental Activities beginning July 2017.

    The successful candidate will direct the Monmouth Winds and the Fighting Scots Marching Band and will work closely with directors of the other Monmouth College instrumental ensembles. The candidate will be expected to lead the department instrumental recruiting activities. The candidate will also give applied lessons in woodwinds. Classroom assignments will include music education courses in preparation for Illinois state K-12 licensure and other music courses in accordance with the candidate's experience and departmental needs. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth's Integrated Studies Curriculum.

    Required: Ph.D, D.M.A., or other appropriate terminal degree is required for a tenure-track appointment and rank as assistant professor. Preference will be given to candidates with substantial professional experience in wind ensemble direction, marching band direction and show design, and K-12 music education. A commitment to the liberal arts and an appreciation for the small college learning environment is essential.

    Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Following the adoption and implementation of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary general education curriculum and the continuation of a bold strategic plan entitled "Think Anew, Act Anew," the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges. The college has invested $120 Million into campus facilities since 2002 and this year Money Magazine ranked Monmouth 28th out of 736 "Best Colleges" in the Most Affordable Private Colleges category. The Princeton Review named Monmouth a "Best in the Midwest" in its 2015 Best Colleges Survey.

    Send letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to: James Betts, Chair, Music Search Committee, Monmouth College by e-mail to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Lux Summer Theological Institute - Instructors

    Monmouth College seeks qualified applications for two Instructors for its new Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, a two-week residential program for high-school youth designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry, learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation.

    The primary responsibility of the position centers upon teaching the daily seminar classes; instructors will also serve as mentors for the students and help with other aspects of the program. Instructors will work with Monmouth College faculty mentors to design and implement the course and will need to be onsite for a weekend workshop in the spring of 2017 (TBD), for four days prior to the Institute (July 12-15), and for the entirety of the Institute (July 16-30, 2017). The Institute offers a $2,000 stipend in addition to covering travel to and from the spring workshop and summer institute (in compliance with IRS regulations and college reimbursement policies), and room and board on campus. This program is funded by a major grant that Monmouth has received from Lilly Endowment and is coordinated through the college’s Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership. The theme for 2017 is Feast or Famine: The Theology and Ethics of Food.

    Desired qualifications:

    • Master's degree or equivalent. Advanced Ph.D. students in a relevant field (theology, ethics, biblical studies) preferred.


    • Design a two week course for high school youth
    • Teach an hour session each day of the two week institute
    • Be part of the learning community throughout the institute
    • Attend a weekend workshop in the spring in order to be oriented to the program and begin the mentoring relationship with Monmouth College faculty
    • Supply reports and feedback for assessment of the program during and after the institute

    Application process:
    Please submit the following materials electronically to Professor Dan Ott at

    • A letter of application that expresses your interest for this program and outlines your strengths and qualifications.
    • A curriculum vitae. Please include three references.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military service, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other factors as prohibited by law.

Monmouth College admits students of any race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Monmouth students.

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title IX and this policy.

Stephanie Kinkaid 
Title IX Coordinator
Room 21, Poling Hall (lower level) (309)457-2272

Michelle Merritt
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean of Students
Room 126 Poling Hall (main level)
(309) 457-2114

Any inquiries regarding Title VI or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title VI Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title VI and this policy.

Mohsin Masood
Title VI Coordinator
Associate Dean of Students
Room 129 Poling Hall (main level)
(309) 457-2113

Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Telephone: (312)730-1560