WESTMINSTER COLLEGE OF THE ARTS OF RIDER UNIVERSITY, through its Westminster Choir College (WCC), announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Music Education at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2020 on the University’s Lawrenceville campus. Music Education is the largest WCC undergraduate major. Masters programs include the M.M. in Music Education and the M.M.E. Upon invitation from the Department, well-qualified undergraduates may enroll in the 4+1 B.M. + M.M.E. program.
The successful candidate will lead the graduate program and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in their area of expertise; advise students; supervise student teachers; supervise graduate-level research projects and theses; and contribute to scholarly research and professional leadership in the field.
Westminster Choir College of Rider University has an international reputation for excellence in choral performance and music education, including a strong commitment to critical pedagogy and social justice.Position Requirements
•A demonstrated background in music education with at least 4 years of experience teaching music in K-12 public or private schools
•Direct experience with at least some of the major pedagogical movements in music education is expected
•Demonstrated experience of progressive and innovative scholarship as evidence by publications, conference presentations and other appropriate activities
•Critical pedagogical, social justice, culturally responsive pedagogical, popular music pedagogical, urban music and community music
•Collegiate teaching particularly in graduate level
•Doctorate or ABD
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 385 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.
All applicants must attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a statement outlining your commitment to diversity, including evidence of their experience working with and teaching diverse students, a video of teaching, a current sample of scholarship, and names and contact information for three recent professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by April 17, 2020.
The completion of a satisfactory background check is required.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy and Goals
- Teaching Video
- Current Sample of Scholarship
- Letter of Interest
- Commitment to Diversity and Evidence Working With and Teaching Diverse Students