WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE OF THEARTS OF RIDERUNIVERSITY, through its Westminster Choir College (WCC), announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Music Education at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2020 on the University's Lawrenceville campus. Music Education is the largest WCC undergraduate major. Masters programs include the M.M. in Music Education and the M.M.E. Upon invitation from the Department, well-qualified undergraduates may enroll in the 4+1 B.M. + M.M.E. program.
The successful candidate will lead the graduate program and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in their area of expertise; advise students; supervise student teachers; supervise graduate-level research projects and theses; and contribute to scholarly research and professional leadership in the field.
Westminster Choir College of Rider University has an international reputation for excellence in choral performance and music education, including a strong commitment to critical pedagogy and social justice.
A demonstrated background in music education with at least 4 years of experience teaching music in K-12 public or private schools
Direct experience with at least some of the major pedagogical movements in music education is expected
Demonstrated experience of progressive and innovative scholarship as evidence by publications, conference presentations and other appropriate activities
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:
Critical pedagogical, social justice, culturally responsive pedagogical, popular music pedagogical, urban music and community music
Collegiate teaching particularly in graduate level
Doctorate or ABD
About Rider University:
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its
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About Rider University
"As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college.Through a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and experiential opportunities, faculty on both campuses provide undergraduate and graduate students rigorous and relevant programs of study to expand their intellectual, cultural and personal horizons and develop their leadership skills. Our highly regarded programs in the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, business and education challenge students to become active learners who can acquire, interpret, communicate and apply knowledge within and across disciplines to foster the integrative thinking required in a complex and rapidly changing world."