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The College of Music at Michigan State University seeks an exceptional choral educator and researcher who will expand and further develop the music education area. Through relevant and responsive creative endeavors and curricular experiences, the candidate will enrich the varied lived experiences of our expansive student body. This full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor will begin in Fall 2024. The Music Education Area at Michigan State University is committed to encouraging and expanding scholarship and teaching practice in new and innovative areas of music education as well as to developing the practical applications of that scholarship. We seek a creative, dynamic, collaborative colleague with successful teaching experience and choral expertise, a scholarly agenda that is important and innovative, and potential for leadership in our profession.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate choral methods, undergraduate and graduate courses related to the candidate's background and scholarly interests, and a choral ensemble, if desired. Teaching in our summer master of music education degree program is possible. This colleague will also publish scholarship in music education and mentor graduate students, including supporting dissertation work and related scholarship. In addition, the candidate will contribute to placement and supervision of music student teachers and the work of the New Directions Institute (http://nd.music.msu.edu/). Additional duties include committee service, recruiting activities, continuing connections between music education and general education, grant writing, and participation in the ongoing work of the music education area and the college.
We are looking for a colleague who will work collaboratively with us and our communities, help us expand the diversity of students entering our programs, and cultivate an environment where all students can thrive. This faculty member will serve with others within the Music Education Area, College of Music, University and beyond to advance equity and justice in music education and choral music.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Choral Education
Doctoral degree in music education or similar terminal degree qualification (ABD considered with expectation that all degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2024).
Minimum of three years of successful K-12 choral music teaching.
Demonstrated achievement in research through publications and presentations.
Exemplary pedagogical skills and knowledge.
A record of professional activities in choral music education.
Experience with choral ensemble types/genres that expand our current offerings.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in research, teaching and service.
National/international recognition or developing profile in creative activity and research, including publication and presentation.
Experience in college-level music education.
Experience leading college-level choral ensembles.
5+ years of successful K-12 choral music teaching.
Demonstrated ability to provide pedagogical and musical leadership in music beyond the Western European tradition (e.g. community-based music, gospel, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, new and emerging ensembles, popular/contemporary music, or “world” musics).
Experience with facilitating affirming choral environments for gender expansive students.
Ability to develop, launch, and manage grants or large-scale initiatives.
Required Application Materials
Please provide (1) letter of application, (2) 1-2 page statement of professional beliefs (philosophy) as it relates to the position described in this post, and (3) curriculum vita (including names and contact information for references).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS: October 23, 2023 or until filled. Applications will be reviewed continuously and will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the College, please visit our website at www.music.msu.edu
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With 87 faculty members, the Michigan State University College of Music serves approximately 600 majors and offers a comprehensive range of degree programs from baccalaureate through the doctorate. For more information about the College, please visit our website at www.music.msu.edu
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