Visiting Assistant Professor of Music March 31st 2023
Allegheny College invites applicants for a two-year, visiting appointment in Music to begin July, 2023. The successful candidate will serve as Director of the Allegheny College Wind Symphony – a symphonic band of students and community members – and must have a record of experience and prior success leading wind bands. Ideal candidates will share evidence of their ability to teach undergraduate music courses within a liberal arts context as well as the potential for research and creative activity appropriate to the position.
Additional responsibilities will center on delivery of courses concerning musical styles, history, and/or cultures in accordance with the candidate’s strengths. Desired additional areas of expertise include world music and music technology. Applicants should discuss how their strengths can foster breadth and musical growth in an undergraduate curriculum that primarily serves student participants along with Music Performance minors, faculty, staff, and community members.
A terminal degree (DMA, PhD, or equivalent) in conducting or music education is required; ABD will be considered. Teaching load is six courses per year (3-3) or equivalent. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. Opportunities and support for research and scholarly activity are available.
Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).
Please send the following materials, merged into a single PDF: a letter of application, CV, a diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of at least three references. Additionally, recent videos of rehearsal and performance with a concert band (10-15 minutes of each with the conductor facing the camera) should be shared (private YouTube links, Dropbox, etc.) to the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must be qualified to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
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