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Assistant Professor of Music/Theory and Applied Brass

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Assistant Professor of Music/Theory and Applied Brass



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Assistant Professor of Music/Theory and Applied BrassThe Department of Music at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor specializing in music theory and ear training to begin August 16, 2024. The teaching load for this position is a 3/3. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position has been filled.We seek a dynamic, creative, collaborative, and dedicated teacher of music theory, ear training, and applied brass instruction. Of particular interest are candidates who can provide leadership in reimagining our music foundation curricula to reflect recent trends and align with a diversity of degree options and career trajectories in music, including (but not limited to) music technology, music business/entrepreneurship, commercial music, etc. The successful candidate will foster student growth through successful teaching within curricular pathways for four undergraduate programs in music (Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music/Commercial Music & Jazz, Bachelor of Arts in Music/Performance, and Bachelor of Arts in General Music). The position requires solid, thoughtful undergraduate pedagogy and positive mentorship for students from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels.Responsibilities will include overseeing the music foundation courses. The successful candidate will create and maintain synthesis across music foundation courses including music theory, ear training and aural skills, class piano. The successful candidate will primarily teach courses within the music core curriculum with a focus on music theory and aural skills. An applied focus in a brass instrument area is also required as this involves applied instruction in brass and the ability to teach various brass-related subjects.Additional Responsibilities Include:· Teach undergraduate courses in music theory, analysis, and ear training.· Work collegially with music faculty members to help create a progressive and integrated musicianship foundation and curriculum.· Committee and service assignments consistent with tenure track faculty appointments.· Engagement in creative and/or research activity within the candidate’s primary musical discipline.· Teach in a secondary area, such as applied studies on a brass instrument and other brass related subjects within the music education curriculum.· Actively recruit and retain a talented and appropriately sized applied studio of undergraduate students.Required qualifications: Terminal degree or commensurate professional experience is required. University-level teaching experience is greatly preferred. References will be requested later in the hiring process.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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Must hold the appropriate terminal degree or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching.

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Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

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