Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Location
Deland, Florida
Salary
Salary is competitive
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

School of Music

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Stetson University seeks a vibrant, outstanding musician and scholar for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position as a visiting assistant professor of Music Theory. This person will enhance the School of Music's high standards of excellence in academics and performance and prepare undergraduate students for continued placement in acclaimed graduate programs and successful professional careers.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Music Theory is preferred. The candidate must possess a breadth of knowledge necessary to teach all levels of undergraduate music theory, aural skills, and keyboard. We seek candidates who are passionate about undergraduate education, displaying proven excellence in classroom teaching. Excellence in theory pedagogy is highly valued.

Responsibilities:  

The position involves teaching core courses in all levels of undergraduate music theory, aural training, and keyboard. The candidate will teach coordinated courses with other theory faculty, and is expected to maintain appropriate office hours and availability to students.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, combined with the ability to perform at the highest artistic levels. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and creative activity and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost.  

The School of Music:

Stetson’s School of Music (www.stetson.edu/music) is an exclusively undergraduate program known for its excellence, depth, and long-standing reputation for the quality of its education. The School offers the BM, BME, and BA degrees, with majors in performance, music education, and academic areas that include theory, composition, music technology, and outside-field areas. A faculty of 47 (27 full-time and 20 part-time) serves approximately 225 music majors. The School holds full membership in the National Association of Schools of Music. Recent graduates of the School of Music are found on the stages of the world’s great opera houses (including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and Covent Garden), hold leadership positions in major symphony orchestras, are faculty members of the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation, and gain admission to some of the most distinguished graduate programs in the United States, including the Eastman School, Indiana University, the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, the University of Michigan, and the Yale School of Music. The School of Music is deeply proud of the placement of its graduates in the most highly-regarded public school music education programs in Florida and throughout the nation.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University (www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  August 15, 2017

Application:

Applicants should send a letter of application, detailed current vita, and names of three references. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate both a commitment to and leadership in undergraduate music education. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit a teaching video (please do not include with the initial application).

Candidates are asked to submit all materials electronically as PDF documents via e-mail attachment to musictheorysearch@stetson.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:

School of Music
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8399
DeLand, FL 32723

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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