Greenville University is seeking a dynamic professor to teach in the Music department on behalf of the Commercial Performance, Audio Engineering, Worship Arts, and Music Education (minor) degree programs. The degrees cover a wide range of areas within the field of music so a faculty member with a wide breadth of professional skills and experiences is important.
We are seeking a potential colleague who:
Is committed to serve as a role model for students within an academic community with a distinctively Christian mission.
Understands how to work well with a group of colleagues to work toward common, inter-related goals.
Is dedicated to working with students of all types and ethnic backgrounds to help prepare them for professional work upon graduation.
Demonstrates a cooperative, collegial spirit.
Is willing to teach on-site in Greenville, IL.
A Master’s degree in a related field of teaching
Applied skills and comprehension of commercial-related music
Has teaching or professional experience in one of the following areas: Applied Keyboard, Keyboard Classes, Ensemble Directing, Studio Recording, Live Audio/Lighting, working with a Recording Label
A doctorate degree in a related field of teaching as well as significant professional experience
Proficient in Pro Tools, Logic, and other current music technology
Familiar with Finale/Sibelius, Ableton, Auralia, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, video editing software.
Related skills can include teaching Commercial Music Theory/Ear Training, Commercial Arranging and Songwriting
Applied skills and comprehension of black gospel and jazz music
Is experienced with teaching in a studio or classroom setting.
Training and experience in online coursework
Innovative technology skills and experience relevant to teaching
Experience working with teams in collaborative manner
Is ideally familiar with learning management systems (web-based course management, such as D2L or Blackboard).
Music ministry or service-oriented experience
Full-time faculty teaching load is 12-13 credit hours per semester (max 26 per academic year)
Primary area of teaching is applied Piano/Keyboard, Keyboard classes, a Commercial Ensemble
Develop commercial keyboard curriculum for lessons at all levels. Oversee keyboard assessment through juries and senior recitals/senior concerts
Depending on the skills and experience of the candidate, additional areas of teaching will involve Studio Recording, Commercial Producing & Arranging, Live Audio, Projects in Music industry, Music technology, additional applied instruction (such as Guitar, Bass, Drums, Brass, Woodwinds) Commercial Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Business, Popular Music History
Manage courses in D2L, our learning management system
Other responsibilities include assisting in recruitment of students, student mentoring and academic advisement, school planning, and regular participation in institutional committee work.
Music Dept. Chair
Greenville University offers competitive salaries for teaching in the Music Dept. and is based on credentials, enrollment, and years of experience with the University or prior related work experience. Employee benefits include health care, dental, vision, life insurance, matching retirement, and membership to our physical fitness facilities.
The Music Department: The Greenville University music department has a rich history that includes nearly a century long choral program. GU offered the very first CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) degree in the nation in the late 1980s and continues to take pride in our innovative music programs. In 2012 we launched our Worship Arts degree program which continues to train worship leaders and maintain a high job placement. Our Commercial Performance and Audio Engineering degree programs are also highly innovative, training students in the areas of studio recording, audio post-production/game audio design, live sound/lighting, commercial performance, and songwriting. We offer numerous ensembles, including Fusion (commercial music), Lab Band (original rock groups), Pursuit worship bands, Gospel Choir, Jazz Band, GU Choir, Concert Band, and Marching Band. Greenville University has launched several renowned bands, artists and audio/recording engineers. The majority of our focus relates to commercial music application.
Greenville University: Greenville University has a dynamic commitment to experiential learning, faith integration and practical skill development tailored around job placement. The university has approximately 750 residential students and is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people.
Greenville University empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.
Greenville University believes that God created each of our students to uniquely shape the world!
Offer a transformational Christ-centered educational experience that empowers, enriches, and endures;
Focus on the development of the whole person so that each student thrives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, relationally, and physically;
Inspire our students to embrace God’s Call; and,
Give our work as worship and welcome the presence of the risen Christ to fill us, equip us, and send us.
How to Apply
Application materials should include a 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, 4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, 5) names of three references, and 6) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial application). Electronic copies of all these documents are welcome.
Review of applications will be begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled. Address applications to:
It is the policy of Greenville University not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville University is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
About Greenville University
Greenville University (formerly Greenville College) was founded in 1892 by the Free Methodist Church with the intent to provide a distinctive, Christ-centered university education for men and women. The university's first president, Wilson T. Hogue, used the motto "education for character" to describe the university's purpose. Its mission 125 years later - empowering students for lives of character and service - echoes that purpose.
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