Full Time General Music Education Faculty

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 26, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Full Time General Music Education Faculty


The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University seeks applicants for a full-time term General Music Education specialist focused on teacher education in a robust and collaborative pre-service program. The rank is Lecturer and begins on August 1, 2021.


The successful candidate will have a strong background in General Music Education in the PK-12 setting. Desirable experience should emphasize one of the following: Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, or Gordon Music Learning Theory. Optional specializations could include: special needs in the music classroom, music technology, and applications of popular, multicultural, and commercial music in music education throughout the lifespan of the learner. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate music education and general music methods/technique courses; Supervise field work; Observe student teachers; Play an active role in the recruitment of music majors; Provide positive leadership for Conservatory colleagues and students, along with public school teaching professionals and alumni; Maintain an excellent reputation as a pedagogue; Perform other institutional service typically required of a full-time faculty member. Other responsibilities could include directing an early childhood music program in the Community Arts School and other opportunities based on the candidate’s expertise or the Conservatory’s needs.


Required qualifications: Strong background in General Music Education; Interest in leading collaboration with the School of Education, the Community Arts School and Conservatory colleagues across all program areas; Demonstrated record of excellent PK-12 public/private school or university level teaching experience; Demonstrated commitment to developing the artistic and educational growth of undergraduate music students; potential for scholarship through conference presentations and artistic endeavors; Required Masters degree; Preference will be given to candidates with extensive public/private school teaching or to candidates with an earned doctoral degree (PhD, DMA, or EdD) by the start date.


Baldwin Wallace is a private institution located 20 miles southwest of Cleveland. The University offers an outstanding benefits package including funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. Established in 1898, the Conservatory of Music offers 320 undergraduate music majors a professional training program enhanced by a comprehensive and entrepreneurial liberal arts curriculum. Our artistically charged atmosphere and renovated facility inspires students in all majors to strive for creative excellence. Our close proximity to Cleveland enables significant partnerships with major cultural institutions, along with numerous educational and performing opportunities. Learn more at www.bw.edu.


In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment, the University and Conservatory actively encourage applications from individuals who celebrate diversity. Please submit: Cover letter; Curriculum Vita; One-page statement of individual teaching/leadership philosophy; Contact information for 3 or more professional references (including e-mail and phone numbers); Evidence of successful teaching, which should include two embedded active video links of 5-10 minutes of continuous, uninterrupted classroom teaching (each excerpt is ideally filmed from the perspective of the students and should teach a different concept) via YouTube, Vimeo or other online platform. An optional summary of creative work or research (articles, poster sessions, notable performances, etc.) may also be submitted. All of these documents must be merged into a single PDF file and posted using the To Apply link on BW’s Employment and Careers’ web page at https://www.bw.edu/employment. For full consideration, applicants should submit materials no later than January 4, 2021. This search will be conducted in accordance with current health and safety precautions prescribed by the State of Ohio and Baldwin Wallace University.