School of Music, Staff Accompanist 150046-E

Location
Macomb, McDonough County
Posted
Mar 31, 2014

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 21, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assignment will include a balance of vocal and instrumental accompanying including Bachelor and Master level students in recitals, juries, convocations, seminars, lessons, and rehearsals.  The assignment may also include accompanying vocal organizations and/or serving as pianist for the Wind Ensemble or Orchestra, and other duties as assigned.

RANK & SALARY: Faculty Assistant.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree required.  Successful experience as a collaborative pianist with a substantial and significant repertoire required.  Excellent sight reading and the ability to quickly learn new repertoire expected.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters or Doctorate in Accompanying or Piano preferred.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Music, accredited by NASM, offers professional undergraduate degrees in Applied Music, Music Business, Music Education, and Music Therapy, and the Master of Music in Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Conducting, Composition, Musicology, and Jazz Studies.  The faculty of 42 full-time members serves more than 260 majors.  For more information about the School of Music, please visit our website:  http://www.wiu.edu/music .

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate Unofficial transcripts will be accepted, however top candidates will be asked to supply official transcripts

5) a repertoire list (to include repertoire performed)and

6) an audio and/or video recording of a variety of vocal and instrumental collaborative performances demonstrating a wide range of literature and styles.  Contact Search Committee Chair Moises Molina, m-molina@wiu.edu, for instructions for submitting recordings.

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on April 22, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Moises Molina at m-molina@wiu.edu

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu