WESTMINSTERCHOIRCOLLEGE (WCC), a unit of the Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University, announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Music Education at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning September 1, 2021 on the University's Lawrenceville campus. 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.
Music Education is the largest WCC undergraduate major. A significant hallmark of the department is the active research collaboration between students and faculty, leading to frequent annual presentations and publications. The department offers the B.M. in Music Education, the M.M. in Music Education, and the Master of Music Education. 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 is one of four units of the Westminster College of the Arts, comprised additionally of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, Westminster Conservatory, and Westminster Continuing Education. The College of the Arts values diversity among its faculty and remains committed to building a culturally competent and diverse intellectual and artistic community.
WCC offers undergraduate B.M. degrees in music education, organ, piano, sacred music, theory/composition, and voice; as well as the B.A.Music degree. At the graduate level WCC offers the M.M. in American and public musicology, choral conducting, composition, music education, organ, piano, sacred music, theory/composition, and voice; in addition we offer the M.M.E and the Master of Voice Pedagogy (MVP). WCC collaborates with other departments and colleges of Rider University in support of the curriculum, performances, and productions. Lawrenceville is located within easy driving distance of Philadelphia and New York City.
To learn more about Westminster Choir College, please visit our website at https://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/westminster-college-arts/wcc
To learn more about Westminster College of the Arts, please visit our website at https://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/westminster-college-arts
Rider University is a private university with a primary campus located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Over 4,100 undergraduate and 950 graduate students are enrolled in 67 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, fine and performing arts, counseling, and leadership. There are 248 full-time faculty supporting a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities offering master's degrees. Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Doctorate in music education or closely related field (at least one degree must be in music education), completed as of August 2021.
At least 4 years of experience teaching music in K-12 public or private schools.
At least 3 years of experience teaching at the college level.
Established record of progressive, innovative, and ongoing scholarship (journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, etc.).
Specialization in one or more contemporary music education areas such as: critical pedagogy, social justice, social emotional learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, popular music pedagogy, creativity, music technology, urban music, community music.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:
Record of engagement in professional organizations at the state, regional level, or national level.
Sustained record of engagement with issues of equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated success teaching and mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Documented experience advising graduate theses.
Demonstrated success with engaging and effective remote instruction.
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."