Date: December 18, 2012
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Date Needed: August 2013
Description: The Department of Music at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, two-year annually renewable term (non tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2013, pending final administrative approval.
Qualifications: We seek candidates with expertise in choral conducting with preference given to those with public school and college teaching experience. Minimum qualifications include a DMA or ABD in choral conducting by the time of the appointment.
Specific teaching assignments will include College Choir, Chamber Choir, Diction, and Choral Conducting, other departmental courses related to the candidate's secondary areas of expertise, and possibly general education courses, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College's distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, participation in departmental recruiting and retention activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Academic advising and some departmental and campus-wide committee service also expected with this appointment.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and scholarly/creative excellence or the potential for it, including an unedited DVD, video clip, or You Tube link showing the candidate conducting a rehearsal and a performance, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. All materials should be sent to Dr. Diane M. Paige, email@example.com or by mail to Dr. Diane Paige, Chair, Department of Music, 214 Anderson Center for the Arts, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 13820. Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College initiated its Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum in 2008. The College's Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework guide College efforts and resource allocation, as we strive to be "the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning." The Music Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
The College offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The College permits "shared positions," so partners may apply individually or for one shared appointment. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department of Music may be found on our web site at www.hartwick.edu.