The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of music beginning August 2021. The Department seeks a passionate musician and educator interested in working with students within the music major or minor and students taking elective courses.
The preferred candidate will have experience evaluating and proposing changes to music curriculum within a liberal arts institution. In conjunction with the curriculum coherency project initiated by President Brenda Allen, the chosen candidate will work with other faculty in the music program to update the current music major and minor. The new curriculum implementation will support student success through timely graduation, development of high impact practices and elimination of academic gaps or repetition.
The chosen candidate will teach and advise students in the music program, as well as, lead the University's choirs in conjunction with the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The candidate will be responsible for Choral activities including: supervision of all student participants, procuring uniforms per the University's Purchasing Department policies and arranging and conducting all performances.
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Doctorate or ABD with date for completion by start of appointment (August 2021)
5 or more years of university level teaching in a music program
Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of choral repertoire at the collegiate level
A proven track record in recruitment of students
Experience in developing/ revising a student handbook for music majors
Experience in assessment of curriculum and student learning outcomes
Experience and interest in course development
Experience and interest in program revision
Proven communication skills consistent with effective teaching, mentoring and motivating music majors and minors from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
Must be dedicated to the mission of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and be well acquainted with the music of Black composers.
Must have the ability to oversee a Choral Spring Tour at the conclusion of the Spring semester.
Must have proven experience with the production of opera and musical theater.
Must have good interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with people from varied social, educational, and economic backgrounds.
Must be an excellent musician, composer and/or music arranger.
Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to support traditional and non-traditional students on a college campus as well as implement early intervention strategies that promote student success.... Read More