Visiting Professor - Music

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Visiting Professor - Music

Job Description

The School of Fine Arts is seeking a Visiting Professor in choral music education to begin in August 2021

The Visiting Professor (non-tenure track) teaches in discipline areas in which he or she has specific training and competence. The Visiting Professor is expected to plan, organize, and teach in a manner that facilitates student learning in keeping with the learning-centered values and goals of the university.

Essential Duties:
Student recruitment and retention, administering the choral music education program and student advisement

• Teaching: teach undergraduate and graduate students in a specific field of expertise; participation in programs that promote instructional development in the discipline; develop and manage curricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental and university standards; participation in campus initiatives related to teaching such as learning communities, honors programs, and applied learning.
• Scholarship: applies current knowledge and innovations to important practices, and focuses on the nature and improvement of teaching.
• Service: document students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan and create lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintain currency in one’s area of expertise and discipline; provide academic advising and support related to the academic progress of students; is accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success; engage in service activities in support of departmental, college, and university needs; service supporting community outreach; and service to relevant relevant professional organizations; participate in student recruitment efforts as assigned..

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have completed at least a masters degree in vocal/choral music education (or related field) and possess a record of successful K-12 teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Terminal degree in music education (or related field) and a record of successful teaching experience at K-12 and collegiate level.

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.



Additional Demands

May require some evening hours.

The preferred candidate will teach the following courses: choral conducting, secondary methods, choral ensembles, applied voice, song and choral literature, student teacher observations, and/or other courses as determined by the department and strengths of the candidate. This is primarily a teaching appointment.

•Excellent Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•Excellent teaching skills with an ability to coordinate with the faculties and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
•Strong organizational skills
•Ability to multitask
•Ability to engage large groups of people with complicated material
•Able to teach with appropriate real-world experience
•Able to demonstrate confidence teaching and presenting in a public forum
•Technologically adept: can utilize electronic communications, online learning management systems, and other forms of technology related to the position
•Passionate about specific academic fields and education in general
•Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcomes assessment

Hours of Work

Varied schedule depending on classes.

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