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Music Teaching Fellowship

Westminster College
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Oct 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

MUSIC TEACHING FELLOWSHIP, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE.  Westminster College invites applications for the Diversity Teaching Fellows Program to begin August 1, 2024. The Diversity Teaching Fellows Program serves as a professional development opportunity, with structured mentoring, for scholars from historically minoritized groups who are interested in careers in higher education. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Music. This 9-month position is renewable for up to three years.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in music education, direct the jazz ensemble, teach jazz improvisation applied lessons, teach jazz history, instruct brass masterclass, and teach curriculum within the College’s First-Year Program. The candidate will also recruit students for the School of Music and the College, and engage with local and regional communities. Additional teaching may be assigned based on the candidate’s strengths and School of Music needs.

A Master’s degree in music is required and a Doctorate in music is preferred. A minimum of three years of successful, full-time teaching experience at the K-12 level is preferred, evidence of potential for significant scholarly and/or creative work. Experience with elementary general music in public schools and trumpet or trombone performing artist is preferred. Initial screening of applications will begin on November 19, 2023.

Applicants should submit the following materials to Dr. Tim Winfield, Chair, School of Music at

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Philosophy of teaching statement
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • List of five references (with addresses, e-mail, and phone information)
  • Degree transcripts
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date. 

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion. The College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs, and focus on student success. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as one of the first colleges in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (N.Y. Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. Around 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and 80 organizations. Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.


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