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Assistant Professor in Instrumental Music Education– Renewable Contract - 523722

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa

Job Details

Apply nowJob no: 523722
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Non-Tenure-Track/Clinical Faculty

Department/Organization
204241 - Music

Rank
Assistant Professor

Position Summary
The School of Music at the University of Alabama is seeking applications for a full-time clinical assistant professor with expertise in instrumental music education at the college and secondary school levels. This non-tenure-earning position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a new generation of teachers focused on music education in middle school settings.

Detailed Position Information
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
School of Music NOTICE OF VACANCY
Clinical Assistant Professor, Instrumental Music Education Posting

The School of Music at the University of Alabama is seeking applications for a full-time clinical
assistant professor with expertise in instrumental music education at the college and secondary
school levels. This non-tenure-earning position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the
development of a new generation of teachers focused on music education in middle school settings.

Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have at least five years of successful teaching experience as a state-
certified instrumental music educator and additional experience as a college-level instructor in
preservice teacher education. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree emphasizing music education.
ABDs will be considered pending degree conferral by August 1, 2024. Preferred college teaching
experiences include leading courses focused on:
• Beginning brass, percussion, strings, and/or woodwinds.
• Secondary instrumental methods for band and/or orchestra.
• Introducing or orientating new music education majors.
• Supervising or assessing interns.
Candidates with administrative experience and proficiency as a conductor are encouraged to apply.
Excellent writing and presentation skills, as shown by conference presentations and publications,
are essential for full consideration.

Responsibilities
The selected candidate will work closely with School of Music faculty and partner with in-service
educators to build a collaborative teacher preparation program. The successful candidate will:

• Teach assigned undergraduate courses in instrumental methods, music education, clinical
experiences, class instruments, and other areas based on the candidate’s interests and experiences.
• Work closely with Music Education faculty to foster a positive program in curriculum, program
administration, clinical supervision, outreach, and recruiting undergraduate and graduate students.
• Serve on committees in the School of Music and College of Education.
• Continue developing a national and international reputation as an expert in instrumental music
education, consistent with the expectations of a comprehensive School of Music at a major research
institution.

Engage in service/academic citizenship and maintain an outstanding level of performance in the
classroom and other instructional settings, thus contributing to the overall instructional
effectiveness of the School of Music.

Start Date: August 15, 2024
Job Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Education

Type: Renewable Contract Assistant Professor

Application Requirements
• Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications.
• CV with information about college and secondary school-level teaching positions and
experiences.
• Contact information for five references (upload reference contacts as “Other Document
1”)
• Additional materials may be requested from finalists: Letters of recommendation, links to videos
of the applicant’s classroom teaching and ensemble rehearsals.

The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Carl Hancock, Search Committee Chair and Professor of Music Education
chancock@ua.edu

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have at least five years of successful teaching experience as a state-certified instrumental music educator and additional experience as a college-level instructor in preservice teacher education. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree emphasizing music education. ABDs will be considered pending degree conferral by August 1, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred college teaching experiences include leading courses focused on: • Beginning brass, percussion, strings, and/or woodwinds. • Secondary instrumental methods for band and/or orchestra. • Introducing or orientating new music education majors. • Supervising or assessing interns. Candidates with administrative experience and proficiency as a conductor are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing and presentation skills, as shown by conference presentations and publications, are essential for full consideration.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Application Requirements • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications. • CV with information about college and secondary school-level teaching positions and experiences. • Contact information for five references (upload reference contacts as “Other Document 1”) • Additional materials may be requested from finalists: Letters of recommendation, links to videos of the applicant’s classroom teaching and ensemble rehearsals.

Contact: Dr. Carl Hancock, Search Committee Chair and Professor of Music Education chancock@ua.edu

About the Division/College/School
The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers an exciting and dynamic environment for faculty seeking to make an impact in their field and in the lives of the innovators and changemakers of tomorrow.

As the largest college at The University, we house over 8000 students and 1000 faculty and staff across our 25 departments.

With nationally recognized programs and award-winning faculty, our College has positioned itself as a leader in higher education. Our facilities and resources include state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, and performance venues, providing students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for research and creative expression.

The College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy that fosters creative and critical thinking and a lifetime of learning.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Advertised: 17 May 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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