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Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 28, 2023

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The Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Double Bass to begin August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will primarily teach weekly private lessons and studio performance class, as well as chamber music. Candidates with experience in jazz studies and methods are preferred. The faculty member will be expected to participate in departmental and school service such as music audition days, grading juries and recitals, assisting with ensemble auditions, serving on school wide committees, and participating in recruitment activities. Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to equity, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas.

Qualifications: A masters degree in double bass performance and professional performance experience required. Candidates who have a record of successful college teaching and who share our commitment to professional preparation within the context of an interdisciplinary and immersive liberal arts education will be strongly considered. Recent ABD doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. NASM accredited, Ithaca College provides a thriving, professional artistic community situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit a CV, a cover letter that includes a teaching philosophy statement outlining their contributions to creating an inclusive and equitable studio environment, and digital files containing 25 minutes of recorded performances demonstrating a variety of styles and genres. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by April 11, 2023.

Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or Review of applications will begin immediately.

Ithaca College is building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is appreciated.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Hiring range: $60,000 - $185,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience), and offers benefits. Please note this position is not full-time, and actual salary will be prorated based on percent of full time load.

About Us
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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