About Worcester State University:
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences
university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back
to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our
workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered
programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas,
diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are
looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to
Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an
hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode
Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest
side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home
to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and
universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester
State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are
graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a tenure-track
assistant professor of Music/Interdisciplinary Arts with a start
date of September 1, 2022. Visual and Performing Arts, a growing
department at WSU, offers a unique Interdisciplinary Visual
Performing Arts major, offering core courses in art, music,
theatre, and dance with an elective-based module allowing students
to tailor the major to their own area of interest(s).
Job responsibilities include teaching Music History, World Music,
Music Appreciation, Interdisciplinary Art Theory, and other courses
as needed, including interdisciplinary and special topic courses;
involvement in applied music as director of a small instrumental
ensemble(s) and/or teaching individual instrumental applied
lessons; participating in department meetings, serving on
department and university committees, recruitment and advising;
mentoring and advising senior thesis capstone projects; and
continuing scholarship and/or creative work.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to
teaching excellence; promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion;
and creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture of collaboration
in and out of the classroom.
- PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology, conferred by September 1,
- strong instrumental background in performance of classical
repertoire and other contemporary styles/genres;
- demonstrated effective teaching experience at the college
- a portfolio of scholarship and/or creative work.
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly
encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees
be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof
of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by
WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and
as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may
submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical
basis, to Human Resources.
Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and
continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:
www.worcester.interviewexchange.com. Please submit a letter of
interest, CV, teaching philosophy, portfolio of scholarship or
creative work (or link to), and the contact information for three
professional references who will write a letter of recommendation
on your behalf.
Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed
to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:
Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
*Proof of highest degree is required upon hire, by means of
verification through the National Student Clearinghouse, or by
official, sealed transcript.