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Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Guitar)

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Guitar)

The Department of Music at Wake Forest University invites applications for a one-year full-time guitar faculty position.

Teaching expectations: Duties primarily include individual instruction in guitar, with additional responsibilities in one or more of the following areas: class instruction in beginning guitar; individual instruction in jazz guitar; and/or coaching of guitar chamber music. In addition, the search committee welcomes applicants who also have expertise in teaching academic courses in digital music or in Latin American music.

Other expectations: Duties include participation in departmental meetings and committees, overseeing of university-owned guitars, recruitment of highly-qualified student guitarists, and review of all Presidential Scholarship applications in guitar.

Qualifications: Applicants should be outstanding and active professional guitarists and have a record of successful solo guitar performance; minimum Master’s degree (M.M., M.A.). An understanding of Wake Forest’s undergraduate liberal arts education is highly recommended.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With about 5,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Interested applicants should apply online with a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Also required is a digital recording that demonstrates the applicant’s ability, not to exceed 20 minutes. Applicants should upload their recordings/portfolio to their preferred streaming service (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Applicants will then submit the hyperlink to these recordings in application materials, and include password if the recordings are set to private. Additional application materials may be requested from finalists. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through April 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to [email protected].

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States






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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 4/12/2018
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