The Department of Music at UMBC announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Music (full-time, tenure track) in percussion performance, to begin August 23, 2023. We seek candidates with a broad range of experiences and accomplishments both within and outside of the Western classical percussion tradition. Demonstrated excellence in teaching percussion is required. This individual will be a skilled soloist and chamber musician and will perform with the faculty contemporary ensemble Ruckus as well as in other faculty chamber music performances. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application.
Central to this position are maintaining an active performance career and teaching percussion lesson and percussion ensemble, with opportunities to teach in areas aligned with the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department within an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Current areas of need include theory and musicianship, jazz, ethnomusicology, and music history. Additional duties in advising and service are required of all faculty.
Salary competitive. Doctorate or M.M. with equivalent performance experience required; successful teaching of undergraduate level students or equivalent graduate training is desired. Applicant should send a current CV; a two-page cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness; current contact information for three references; and a separate one-page statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by November 14, 2022, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/113959). Applications will be accepted until filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Airi Yoshioka, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin November 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
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