Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

THE MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT AT BERRY COLLEGE, a NASM-accredited program, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of instrumental music education to begin in August 2021.

Our program encourages both music majors and students interested in performing as they major in other areas of study to continue their learning and love of music, choral and instrumental, in classes, ensembles, and lessons with our faculty. We are committed to excellent teaching, professional performing, and the mentoring of students from a wide range of backgrounds in the context of a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. From our early days as a college to our recent performances in the award-winning Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Berry, music has been a central part of the Berry experience. We seek to continue this rich tradition with a motivated and engaged addition to the department in instrumental music education.

Our new colleague will manage the operations of a very active program with growth potential. The successful candidate will be a vigorous recruiter and inspiring leader. This person will oversee the recruiting vision for woodwinds, brass, and percussion and will teach courses in instrumental music education, supervise instrumental student teachers, and coordinate instrumental studies. All music faculty also advise and mentor students, oversee student workers, and advise on curriculum and institutional reporting. Opportunities to teach additional courses, instruct in an applied area, or conduct an ensemble are possible, based on the strengths of the candidate and the needs of the department.

Qualifications include at least three years of teaching experience at the primary or secondary level as well as completion of all Ph.D/D.MA requirements in instrumental music education, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will share our department’s commitment to student engagement inside and outside of the classroom, as well as our interest in promoting opportunities for students from under-represented groups. Berry College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women and people of color to apply for this position.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should visit our employment website (www.berry.edu/employment) to submit the following: a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in this position; a CV; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a separate statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that includes a declaration of experience with, and/or commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; and three letters of reference. (Letters of reference, indicating the position in the subject line, may be submitted directly to employment@berry.edu.)

Review of applications will begin on 3/15/2021 and continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Adam Hayes (jhayes@berry.edu).