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Full-Time Lecturer in Music Education and Director of Choral Activities - Department of Music

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Case Western Reserve University
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Closing date
Jul 20, 2021

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Responsibilities: Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in vocal/choral music education methods and directing the Case Concert Choir and an additional ensemble. Other duties, dependent on qualifications and departmental needs, may include directing an additional ensemble or teaching additional undergraduate and graduate courses. The teaching load is 5 courses/year (2 one semester, 3 one semester). In addition to the teaching responsibilities, there is a substantial department service role that includes managing ensembles, mentoring choral music education students, recruiting for the choir and the music education program, and interfacing with local schools through guest clinics, observations, and the like.  Initial appointment is for one year, and may be renewed for up to two additional one-year periods.  Rank: Lecturer, non-tenure-track.

Requirements: Applicants must have at minimum A.B.D. status in a doctoral program in Music Education, demonstrated experience in choral conducting, a minimum of three years documented successful public school teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications include: a background in vocal pedagogy; college teaching experience; and receipt of doctorate by the date of appointment.

About the Department of Music at CWRU: The successful candidate for this position will add to a vibrant team of music scholars, artists, and educators. CWRU and The Cleveland Institute of Music cooperate in a Joint Music Program, providing students with the advantages of both a conservatory and a major research university. The two institutions share a campus setting in University Circle, together with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Music Settlement, and over twenty other cultural organizations. http://music.case.edu 
 
Application: A letter of application, diversity statement, CV, scholarly writing sample, and recommendations from three referees should be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/85039. The diversity statement should explain how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform your past and/or future professional experience (scholarship, teaching, service). Applications should be received by July 1, 2021 to receive full consideration.

After initial review, applicants may be requested to submit a video sample of recent teaching, a transcript of highest degree received, or both. 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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