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The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne is seeking a broadly trained Musicologist, who is committed to teaching and preparing musicians for careers in the 21st century. This position is integral to departmental offerings in music history, ethnomusicology, and other areas of music that complement departmental strengths. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor level, begins Fall 2015.
The Department seeks someone with a strong background in music history and musicology, who can expand program curricula to actively engage students; develop courses in areas such as ethnomusicology, Latin music, music business, music therapy, film music, musical theatre, 21st century musician skills, or other area of specialty that complements existing program; and teach other music and/or humanities courses as needed. Student advising and committee work is required, as well as maintaining a record of scholarship, publication and professional activities to assure department and university visibility.
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates whose teaching, research and service complement the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity and who understand the barriers faced by underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.
The College of Arts and Sciences is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular and co-curricular activities with community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, The La Verne Experience focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative pedagogies.
The University of La Verne is a 120 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.
The University of La Verne has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations. The university is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan. For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.
Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, samples of published research, video link to classroom teaching or performance (if possible), and contact information for at least three professional references in Word or PDF format preferred to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please see the instructions above.
Teach music history and musicology; expand program curricula to actively engage students; develop courses in areas such as ethnomusicology, music business, music therapy, film music, musical theatre, 21st century musician skills, or other area of specialty that complements existing program; teach other music and/or humanities courses as needed; student advising and committee work; assure department and university visibility through research, scholarship, publication, and professional activities.
Ph.D. in music history/musicology and evidence of scholarly activity. Commitment to teaching and preparing musicians for careers in the 21st century. Must have excellent teaching evaluations and excellent communication skills,.
Prefer prior experience in teaching music history at college level.
If possible, provide video link(s) of classroom teaching and/or performance; provide two publications or samples of scholarship.
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