Assistant Professor of Music
Posting DetailsPosition Information Business Title Assistant Professor of Music Position Number Home Department Music Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Appointment Faculty (10-month) Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable Work Schedule
40 hour work week; Monday – Friday; some evenings and weekends may be required for special events.Work Hours per week 40 Travel Required? Y Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Music offers a wide range of opportunities for students to master the principles, skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the performing arts, music education, music therapy and other music fields. Our program provides a competitive advantage to students as they seek entry into the larger cultural community.
Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.
Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty in thirteen departments teach approximately 3,000 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.
Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.
The primary purpose of this position is to teach applied woodwinds to music majors and minors as well as teach general music courses in the core. The candidate should have an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: jazz studies, music technology, music theory or world cultures. Preference would be given to a clarinet/saxophone candidate.
All music faculty actively collaborate as soloists and chamber musicians; establish active connections with regional and national college instructors; participate in recruiting and retaining outstanding students to the music program; actively promote collaborative relationships across the university; advance department, college, and university goals by supporting the academic environment for the students at the university; and perform other duties assigned according to experience, expertise or departmental needs.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing Job duties performed for the above function
-Teach applied woodwind lessons
-Coach chamber ensembles
-Teach general music courses such as Music and Civilization
-Contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum such as teaching first-year (GC1Y) or second-year (GC2Y) seminar courses
Please post performance recordings in the requested “Web link to online resource” below.
All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Faculty - Professional Development Job duties performed for the above function
Academic Achievement/Professional Development
- Publications (editing, citations)
- Presentations at professional meetings
- Current work in circulation or in progress
- Grants received or applied for
- Membership and participation in professional organizations
- Other professional service of development activities
Service to the Institution
- Committee memberships and offices
- Programs directed and advised
- Participation in special programs or projects
- Other service in the institution
- Consulting work
- Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
- Membership and participation in community organizations
- Other significant services to the community
Involvement in student-focused extra-curricular activities, scholarly activity, and university or community service. Involvement in teaching interdisciplinary courses.Equal Opportunity Statement
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.Minimum Requirements Proposed Minimum Experience/Education
Doctorate in music performance; ABD considered if the degree will be completed during the year of service. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))Department Required Skills
We seek highly motivated individuals who are committed to teaching, music education, research, and engaged learning within the context of a strong liberal arts environment devoted to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas.
Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome. In keeping with the University’s mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.Preferences Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Experience in teaching collegiate-level applied lessons (saxophone and/or clarinet)
Experience teaching music appreciation
Experience coaching chamber music
Experience working with students in a liberal arts setting
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.
Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
Review of applications will begin December 14, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Please post performance recordings in the requested “Web link to online resource” below.Reference Letters Reference Letters Accept References No Minimum Requests Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference Applicant Special Instructions Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
- Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
- Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
- Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
- No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
- * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
- ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
- * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of 3 References and Contact Information
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Web link to online resource (link to information posted by applicant)
- Teaching Philosophy
- Other Document