Assistant Professor: Instrumental Music and Applied Woodwinds

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Feb 28, 2023

The University of the District of Columbia is a pacesetter in urban education that offers affordable and effective undergraduate, graduate, professional, and workplace learning opportunities. The institution is the premier gateway to postsecondary education and research for all residents of the District of Columbia. As a public, historically black, and land-grant institution, the University’s responsibility is to build a diverse generation of competitive, civically engaged scholars and leaders.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004/0000/2-3

Salary Range: $69,500 - $105,575

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Arts and Humanities, and Music Program is seeking an accomplished performer and versatile music educator and woodwind specialist who will coordinate the instrumental music and music education programs. The responsibilities of this assistant professor position include teaching undergraduate courses and individual lessons face to face, with possible opportunities for hybrid or online instruction; and initiating and overseeing recruitment for the program in the DC metro area. The prevailing candidate will coordinate the movement of students from the AA to BM and MAT degrees, while ensuring curricular adherence to accepted standards of the discipline. This faculty member will foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, in the program and across the division, to better share the importance and beauty of the fine arts and humanities with the larger campus community. Other duties include serving on Program, Division, College, and/or University committees, maintaining an active performance schedule and research agenda, working collaboratively with program and division faculty, performing service, administrative, and assessment-related tasks to enhance the quality of the program. Engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service is strongly preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teaches undergraduate courses in applied woodwinds, woodwind ensembles, woodwind methods, and instrumental conducting
  2. Teaches undergraduate courses in music education and graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program
  3. Provides student supports (advising, mentoring, co-curricular design) across AA, BM, and MAT degrees
  4. Coordinates instrumental music and the music education programs; serves as liaison providing curricular support across the music program and the graduate education program; and interfaces with area schools and teachers
  5. Maintains a record of scholarly and creative activity
  6. Organizes recruitment activities and builds relationships in the surrounding public and private schools and communities to assist in outreach, advising, retention, and alumni relations
  7. Participates in curriculum review and assessment.

Other Duties:

  1. Collaborate with faculty and community stakeholders for program improvement
  2. Work closely with other university, college, and division faculty and professionals
  3. Work collaboratively with division colleagues on initiatives and co-curricular- and service-learning opportunities for the fine arts and humanities
  4. Participate in program governance at the college- and university level as well as contribute to one’s professional organizations

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Graduate degree in music education or related field with preference given to doctorate (D.M.A, Ph.D., or Ed.D.)
  2. Ability to teach at all levels in the applied woodwind instrumental area
  3. Expertise in teaching, conducting, and developing instrumental ensembles
  4. Three or more years successful experience teaching music in P-12 public schools
  5. Additional college or university teaching experience
  6. Familiarity with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) standards
  7. Experience in the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation process
  8. Accomplished and versatile performer

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/ .

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