Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Music Education

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Rank: Assistant Professor

Job Description
The Music Education Division of The Hartt School is searching for a highly motivated and committed music educator to teach early childhood and elementary music education, and contribute to the growth of the program. We seek someone who shares The Hartt School's values of high standards of teaching, performing, scholarship, and learning.

Essential Job Duties
The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to make ongoing contributions to scholarly publications and presentations and have expertise in several of the following areas: Vocal Development K-6, Foundations of Music Education, World Music for Music Educators, Technology for Music Educators, Student Teaching Seminar, and/or graduate research courses. Candidates will be expected to engage in service to the department, college, university, community, and profession. Additionally, the candidate must be able to supervise student teachers, advise undergraduate and graduate students, supervise theses and/or dissertations, recruit music education students, and work closely with area school music teachers on a variety of initiatives. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program. Research opportunities at the University of Hartford include two Magnet Schools and community/civic organizations in the greater Hartford urban area. Candidates are encouraged to describe any particular expertise in curriculum development related to equity, diversity, and social justice in music education. Applications received by March 15, 2021 will be prioritized.

Required Qualifications
An earned doctorate in music education is required; ABDs will be considered providing they document a degree completion date. Candidates will have a minimum of three years experience working with PK-6 music students in a school in which students were not auditioned/selected. Candidates should provide evidence of or evidence of potential for quality scholarship through publications and professional presentations on any topic(s) of import to the music education profession. Candidates should: have experience in a range of elementary pedagogies, have knowledge of practices in the decolonization of the music classroom, be dedicated to culturally responsive and sustaining music pedagogies, have experience or knowledge about working with students with atypical learning needs, have knowledge of and engagement in a wide range of musics beyond the canonic Western literature, and demonstrate skill in and knowledge of the vocal development of young children.

University Information
The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu. The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.

College Information
The Hartt School offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in music, dance and theatre. The Hartt School is a school of performing arts within a mid-size university setting. The Hartt School has a total enrollment of 465 undergraduate and 185 graduate students served by 150 artists-scholars-teachers, with a 12:1 faculty to student ratio. The Hartt Community School provides music and dance instruction to more than 2,800 students of varying ages and levels. Early childhood programs include First Steps in Music, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education, as well as the CT Children’s Chorus.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti-racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.

For full application instructions and position description, visit: https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/4136