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, 2021 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 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.
At least 4 years of experience teaching music in K-12 public or private schools.
Doctorate in music education or closely related field (at least one degree must be in music education). ABD considered if coursework completed by June 2021. Dissertation must be completed by August 2022.
Specialization in one or more contemporary music education areas such as: critical pedagogy, social justice, social emotional learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, popular music pedagogy, music technology, urban music, community music.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:
Demonstrated success teaching and mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Demonstrated success with engaging and effective remote instruction.
Emerging record of progressive and innovative scholarship.
Demonstrated success in establishing relationships with cooperating teachers and within the community.
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."