The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Music/Interdisciplinary Arts with a start date of September 1, 2022. Visual and Performing Arts, a growing department at WSU, offers a unique Interdisciplinary Visual Performing Arts major, offering core courses in art, music, theatre, and dance with an elective-based module allowing students to tailor the major to their own area of interest(s).
Job responsibilities include teaching Music History, World Music, Music Appreciation, Interdisciplinary Art Theory, and other courses as needed, including interdisciplinary and special topic courses; involvement in applied music as director of a small instrumental ensemble(s) and/or teaching individual instrumental applied lessons; participating in department meetings, serving on department and university committees, recruitment and advising; mentoring and advising senior thesis capstone projects; and continuing scholarship and/or creative work.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence; promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture of collaboration in and out of the classroom.
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.
Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: www.worcester.interviewexchange.com. Please submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, portfolio of scholarship or creative work (or link to), and the contact information for three professional references who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:
Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
*Proof of highest degree is required upon hire, by means of verification through the National Student Clearinghouse, or by official, sealed transcript.
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.