Appalachian State University
Hayes School of Music
The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position to begin in August 2018.
POSITION: Conduct the Appalachian Glee Club (a traditional TTBB choir), teach one section of voice class for non-voice majors and supervise graduate students teaching the other sections, and supervise students in music education practicum and practice teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership, including mentorship, recruitment, community outreach, student advisement, curriculum development, and service activities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment toward students of diverse musical backgrounds and perspectives. Additional teaching responsibilities will be determined in consultation with the Dean and faculty colleagues. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with edTPA.
RANK AND SALARY: Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience and educational preparation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of achievement in choral conducting, vocal pedagogy, and music education. Evidence of successful teaching and recruiting at high school and college levels preferred. Doctorate preferred and must be completed by August 15, 2018 for appointment to tenure track; other applicants will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor or Lecturer.
A complete application will include:
• PDFs of a letter of interest, a current vita, and a list of names and contact information for at least five professional references
• Online links to recent video recordings of the following: a 10-15 minute video of the applicant conducting a choral performance; a 10-15 minute video of the applicant in a choral rehearsal using his or her voice as a model for the choir in the course of demonstrating choral and vocal rehearsal techniques.
Send applications via email to:
Chair, Choral Search Committee
Please do not send additional materials at this time; other materials may be requested later. Individual search committee members' reviews of files will begin on January 10, 2018, and a semi-finalist pool will be identified after January 26, 2018.
Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University enrolls approximately 18,500 students. The Hayes School of Music consists of 480 music students and 50 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music performance, music therapy, music theory/composition, sacred music, and music industry studies, and graduate degrees in music performance, composition, and music therapy. The Hayes School of Music is generously supported by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence, and the University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is located at www.music.appstate.edu.
The Hayes School of Music values individuals with experience in a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives who will support the Hayes School's efforts to foster a caring, respectful, and inclusive community.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee chair at the address above. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.