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Assistant Professor of Music (Vocal/Choral)

Employer
Lindenwood University
Location
St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Job Details

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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Vocal/Choral)

Department: Performing Arts / College of Arts and Humanities

FLSA Status: Exempt

Positions Supervised: Student Employee(s) as Applicable

Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing the application, you will need the following documents to upload.

Supplemental Materials
  • Cover Letter specifying your area of expertise and interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of all degrees completed
*** The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF or have additional documents sent to luhr@lindenwood.edu***

Job Summary

Faculty and instructors are responsible for curriculum, teaching, service, scholarship, and related administrative activities that support the mission, vision, and values of the university.

The College of Arts and Humanities at Lindenwood University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music, with specialization in vocal/choral music.

Qualified applicants will possess a terminal degree (PhD, DMA, or equivalent; ABD candidates will be considered) in Music with specialization in vocal performance, choral music, and/or choral conducting. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 courses (12 credit hours) each semester within the music curricula, including leading choral groups. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching online. All Lindenwood faculty members are expected to advise and mentor students, continue to develop their expertise through research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance and campus life.

The Assistant Professor of Music is a full-time, 9-month faculty position that will begin August 15, 2024. Review of applications will begin February 5 and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful applicant will be a mission-driven team player with a vision for growth in both the size and impact of Lindenwood’s Music programs and the experience to accomplish that vision. They will also be an accomplished musician and music educator eager to provide Lindenwood students with an excellent education and learning experience. This position will be responsible for the Concert Choir, University Chorus, Voices Only a cappella group, and music education coursework, as well as supervision of vocal student placement, professional accompanists, and piano proficiency.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Employees should refer to the Employee Guidebook and the respective performance evaluation for additional job-related expectations.

Standard 1 - Teaching and Learning

Lindenwood faculty are committed to designing courses and creating classroom cultures characterized by rigor, inclusiveness, support, and engagement for research-based teaching that will serve faculty from all disciplines and students from all groups. Guidelines and expectations developed by the colleges, departments, or programs to support needs and/or requirements specific to each will be determined by the academic administrators and communicated to the faculty.

Standard 2 – Academic Service and Contributions

Lindenwood faculty actively support and provide service to the mission, vision, values, and initiatives of the university and colleges, and exemplify the Q2 culture of service excellence. Guidelines and expectations developed by the colleges, departments, or programs to support needs and/or requirements specific to each will be determined by the academic administrators and communicated to the faculty.

Standard 3 – Continuous Learning and Scholarship

Lindenwood faculty are committed to remaining current in their discipline and instructional practice through continuous learning and contributions to their field by participating in scholarly work.

Required Qualifications

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

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Additional Requirements for this position:
  • Three or more years of teaching experience at the college or university level and/or as a private voice lesson instructor is preferred.
  • Choral conducting experience and K-12 experience in vocal/choral music are required; collaborative pianist, academic program leadership experience, preparedness to teach Music Theory, and an MME are preferred.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to service excellence, are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

Communication Skills: Ability to verbalize understanding of complex problems or situations, ask relevant questions for clarifications and explain concepts clearly to others; well-developed written communication skills; ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and effectively with students and co-workers verbally, in-person, and by telephone using the English language; ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and discretion; and ability to support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through effective interactions with students, employees, alumni, and other stakeholders.

Decision-Making & Analytical Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process or explain procedures, such as how to perform a task; and ability to deal with abstract and concrete variables.

Technological & Related Skills: Ability to use current technology to enhance effectiveness including but not limited to computers, computer-assisted instruction programs, and audio-visual equipment; willing to learn and apply any other new technology necessary to enhance learning; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Canvas (LMS), CAMS (SIS), and Workday (EIS); and ability to use phones, fax machines, printers, scanners and copiers.

Work Environment

Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • Unless a faculty position is designated as fully remote, all full-time faculty positions are designated as non-standard flex. On-campus presence is required and is deemed necessary to perform the position expectations. Flexibility for remote work for non-routine, situational, and unusual circumstances, is provided at the administrator’s discretion.
  • General office and/or classroom setting for on-campus faculty and instructors
  • Variable work environments as determined by online instructors; must have 24/7 access to a computer that meets minimum technical specifications and has high-speed Internet access, distraction free from noise and movement
  • See Attendance section below for work environment attendance expectations
Physical Abilities

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Stamina to teach classes as required
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended time periods
  • Ability to meet on-campus requirement for classes and duties that are designated as such
Attendance

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Company

Lindenwood University

Founded in 1832, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of Saint Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.

Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.

Lindenwood is an independent institution firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. Those values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of truth.

Lindenwood is a great place to work, and we would love for you to join us as we strive daily to accomplish our University mission: REAL EXPERIENCE. REAL SUCCESS. Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences.

Lindenwood University is home to over 800 full- and part-time faculty and over 400 staff members that work together to provide more than 100 degree programs to students from every state and over 70 countries through values-centered education that lead to development of the whole person.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. 

Lindenwood values its employees and provides MANY employee perks including great tuition benefits!

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