Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, 9-month Position.
The East Tennessee State University Department of Music seeks a dynamic music educator and choral conductor to be the Director of Music Education and Associate Director of Choral Activities beginning in August 2022. Candidates for this position should have a minimum of four years of public school choral experience and have a track record of research in music education and accomplished choral conducting. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student populations, and they must be able to contribute to a collaborative, accepting, and welcoming space for all students and colleagues.
Serve as the primary liaison between the Department of Music and the College of Education
Coordinate the music education courses in the Department of Music with other faculty
Help students meet all requirements for teacher licensure in the state of Tennessee
Work with music education students to prepare for and successfully pass the edTPA
Conduct at least one choral ensemble and collaborate closely with the Director of Choral Activities, including planning for the annual choral concert series
Teach undergraduate courses including introduction to music education, music education seminar, conducting, choral literature, and choral methods
Contribute to the development of the new Master of Music degree program
Build positive relationships with music educators in the community and region at large
Actively recruit students to grow the choral ensembles
Contribute to the discipline through research, creative activity, and professional engagements at the regional, state, national, and international levels
East Tennessee State University is a thriving university of just over 15,000 students nestled in the beautiful highland foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Department of Music is composed of 150 undergraduate students and over thirty faculty. Students may choose to major in performance, music education, composition, contemporary music, musical theatre, or music and culture. The choral program has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best in the nation, with appearances at national and regional ACDA conferences, and wins in several European choral competitions. The choral program has over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship funding to distribute annually to singers, and the choirs include hundreds of students from all majors on campus.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs including paid time off & leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services and much more! Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information. https://www.etsu.edu/human-resources/benefits/.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Faculty
Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D in Music Education (or equivalent). D.M.A. will be considered, but must demonstrate significant understanding and background in music education research.
Four years minimum of secondary school choral teaching
Scholarly research in the area of music education with publications
Evidence of successful choral conducting at the secondary and collegiate levels
Demonstrated success in recruiting/building a choral program and vision for expanding a university choral program
An understanding of curriculum building and undergraduate requirements for teaching licensure
A strong desire to build diverse, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments for students
The ability to work with other faculty in a collegial and professional manner
Interest in building relationships with community arts organizations, professional musicians, and other choral ensembles in the region/state.
Internal Number: 19907
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.
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