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The Department of Music in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University invites candidates to apply for an Assistant Professor of Music, Instrumental Music Education (tenure-track) position beginning August 15, 2022.
Responsibilities: Recruiting and mentoring instrumental music education students, conducting Symphonic Band, and undergraduate and teaching graduate music education courses. These may include Instrumental Methods, Marching Band Methods, and Student Teaching Internship. Other music education teaching opportunities according to interest or specialty.
We are looking for candidates who hold a Doctorate in Music Education or Conducting (ABD considered if completion anticipated by August 15, 2022), understand and are committed to a constructivist vision of music education, and have expertise in conducting. We seek those with demonstrated success teaching in K-12 education with experience directing instrumental ensembles at a high level of achievement, demonstrated success mentoring teachers and/or student teachers, and an understanding of working within a collaborative environment. College level teaching experience is 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 if completion anticipated by August 15, 2022). Three years K-12 teaching experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
To apply, candidates will provide:
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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
A written statement on the constructivist approach to teaching and learning in K-12 and higher education
A document with links to a conducting / teaching video 20-30 minutes in length, with at least 50% demonstrating teaching in an instrumental ensemble rehearsal (live, face-to-face rehearsal is preferred)
Contact information for references will be requested in the online application and they will be provided a link through which letters are to be submitted.
Applications should be completed by October 8, 2021 to ensure full consideration.
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Jeffrey Heisler, Search Committee Chair, via email (email@example.com).
Internal Number: 22192
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