Soka University of America seeks a part-time instructor to teach non-music majors jazz piano and theory, and direct a small ensemble, three contact hours per week with possible expansion. Some additional responsibilities (e.g., participating in campus music events, preparing end-of-semester recitals.) Position begins in February, 2021.
Qualifications:Masters degree (or above) or equivalent professional performing experience and college-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated ability to attract students to jazz studies, and ability to teach jazz in the context of Afro-American history and culture also important. SUA especially welcomes applications from candidates from underrepresented minorities.
SUA aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the university and its mission.
Salary: Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application Information: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information for three professional references (no recordings at this time, please).
Please apply through Interfolioby clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/76784by September 1, 2020 for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.
Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. Soka University is nationally ranked in the Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 15 Best Value Colleges by US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2019." SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 12) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 45 other countries.