The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
Depending on the candidate’s strengths and needs of the choral program, primary duties will include:
Conducting Women’s Chorus and the community Choral Union group
Teaching classes as needed including fundamentals of conducting, advanced choral conducting, and choral literature
Actively recruit and retain undergraduate & graduate music majors and non-music majors in a comprehensive choral program
Assist in administration of the choral program
Maintain the choral program’s national and international reputation through performances at conferences, festivals, and tours where applicable
Contribute to the departmental focus on music education through the preparation of future choral music educators, outreach programs, and interaction with state music educators
Ability to work collegially with faculty colleagues, area choral directors, and alumni
Dedication to public outreach through choral music while maintaining MSU’s Public Affairs Mission of cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership
Engage in active research and creative activities while maintaining meaningful service at the departmental, college, and university levels
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Doctorate in Music (DMA, DM, DA) is required.
Candidates who are ABD with May/August 2018 graduation dates will be considered.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First date of consideration will be 01-16-18, and continue until the search is completed.
Include application letter, current CV, video(s) of recently conducted rehearsals and performances, unofficial college transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, and full contact information for five professional references.
Video web links can be uploaded utilizing the online media presentation during the online application process or applicants may submit a DVD to the Music Department. Applicants may submit a DVD to: Dr. Julie Combs, Head Department of Music 901 S. National Avenue Missouri State University Springfield, MO 65897
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