The Department of Music in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Music—Choral Music Education position beginning August 15, 2021. This is a tenure track position.
Responsibilities: Recruiting and mentoring choral music education students and teaching to include undergraduate and graduate music education courses including Choral Methods and Student Teaching Internship. Other music education teaching opportunities according to interest or specialty.
We are looking for candidates with a Doctorate in Music Education or Conducting (ABD considered) who have an understanding of and commitment to constructivist or other progressive visions of music education with an expertise in qualitative research, demonstrated success teaching in K-12 education with experience directing choral ensembles at a high level of achievement, demonstrated success mentoring teachers and/or student teachers, and an understanding of working within a collaborative environment and a demonstrated commitment to or experience with diversity and inclusion. College level teaching experience preferred.
The successful candidate will show potential for meeting the standards of moving toward tenure as defined by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in scholarship and/or performance. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in Music Education or Conducting (ABD considered). 3 years K-12 teaching experience. Candidates can apply to this link http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/19739
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Michael Mitchell, Search Committee Chair, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in Music Education or Conducting (ABD considered). 3 years K-12 teaching experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Special instructions: Candidates will provide a cover letter, cv, unofficial transcripts and a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Applications should be completed by December 1, 2020 to ensure full consideration.
In addition applicants should upload the following: 1. A document with links to a conducting / teaching video 20-30 minutes in length, with at least 50% demonstrating teaching in a choral ensemble rehearsal. A live, face-to-face rehearsal is preferred if possible. 2. A written statement on the constructivist approach to teaching and learning in K-12 and higher education.
Internal Number: 19739
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.