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The successful candidate will be an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking vocal music education specialist who will team teach high school and middle school methods classes, teach vocal methods classes, supervise student teachers, and possibly teach courses in the graduate program. He/she will also build connections with area schools, recruit vocal music education majors, serve on committees, and possibly conduct and/or coach small vocal ensembles. Other duties may be assigned based on the successful candidate’s strengths and areas of expertise. Full salary and benefits at the rank of Assistant Professor if doctorate is completed by starting date.
An earned doctorate in music education is strongly preferred but ABD candidates will also be considered. A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the K-12 level, primarily in the area of vocal music education, is required. College- level teaching experience strongly preferred. In-depth understanding of the voice, and of vocal music pedagogy, as well as some experience conducting and teaching various types of choirs (traditional, show, jazz, pop, etc.) are required. Also required are an understanding of learning theories, a familiarity with current issues facing the music education profession, and excellent communcation and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate should also be a scholar with an established or emerging research agenda.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of elementary music education methods, including either some experience teaching music at this level, or a solid understanding of Kodaly, Orff and/or Dalcroze
methods/approaches. He/she should also be a creative, motivated, individual who might spearhead new initiatives within the music education program, and possibly create new vocal ensembles at the Dana School of Music.
1. Teaching Philosophy: Please attach a one-page statement describing your vision for music education in the next 10 years, including philosophical rationale.
2. Other Document 1: Please attach a recent syllabus of a music education, vocal methods, or vocal pedagogy class that you developed and implemented.
3. Other Document 2: Please attach a list of your current professional contacts, including phone numbers, that the Committee may contact. (List should include the phone numbers of your three primary online letter writers.)
4. Applicants must attach doctoral transcripts but may also optionally attach transcripts from undergraduate and masters programs.
5. In addition to the online application, applicants are required to submit by mail a high definition, unedited video recording either on DVD or flash drive, demonstrating 20 minutes of recent teaching in a classroom setting, preferably college-level, to:
Dr. Paul Louth, Chair Vocal Music Education Search Committee Dana School of Music Youngstown State University One University Plaza Youngstown, OH 44555-0001 Phone: 330-941-1829
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