Merrimack College, Visual and Performing Arts

Position ID:Merrimack College-Visual and Performing Arts-NTTLECTURERMUSIC [#16431]
Position Title: Lecturer of Music and Assistant Director of Bands
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:North Andover, Massachusetts 01845, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Music / COMPOSITION, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Performance (Oboe)
Performing Arts
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/06/11, finished 2020/10/21, listed until 2020/12/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Position Overview: The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to hire a Lecturer of Music who will also serve as Assistant Director of Bands and a scholar-practitioner of music technology and engineering in relation to contemporary composing, performing, and listening practices. The ideal candidate will have experience directing student bands of a variety of sizes and skill levels, facility with current music software and recording/production tools, and experience teaching practice-based studio courses in music theory, composition, and/or engineering/production. Applicants who bring interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural approaches to their teaching and creative practice, along with experience in recruitment, will be at a distinct advantage.

Assistant Director of Bands Responsibilities include: (Working with the Director of Bands and night and weekend commitments are expected)

Continuous annual active recruitment for the Marching Band, with the primary focus of supporting our robust athletic band program. Tasks include, but are not limited to: attending band competitions, talking to students and parents via multiple avenues (in-person or virtually), evaluating talent through auditions, scholarship discussions, and soliciting talent inquiries from high school band leaders or other sources. Scheduling rehearsals for all bands: Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band and Concert Band; Prep/planning for performances; Monitoring and maintenance of instruments and marching band uniforms. Teaching Responsibilities include:

Teach introductory and intermediate level courses (two per semester) in music technology, composition, theory, and related fields; Develop and teach advanced undergraduate courses in areas of interest and specialization; Contribute to the Department’s interdisciplinary curriculum shared by Music, Graphic Design, Theatre, and Visual Arts; Collaborate on a shared departmental vision for future development of graduate-level programs such as Arts Management and Recording Production/Engineering. Qualifications: Terminal degree in music technology, music composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, conducting, or related field, completed by the time of appointment; experience working with and leadership of student bands, including recruitment experience; publications, presentations, and/or creative projects in the applicant’s primary field; successful undergraduate teaching experience in music technology and/or theory; and interest in contributing to curriculum development for music studies in a liberal arts program. Candidates who have experience with developing and/or directing marching bands will be given preference.

Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values of leadership, community, awareness, scholarship, and service. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interest in building a culture committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply through Academic Jobs Online with the following materials:

Letter of Application Curriculum vitae Statement of Teaching Philosophy Contact Information for three professional references (letters will be required for employment) Optional: One representative sample of your scholarly and/or creative work (publications, audio/visual recordings, etc.; can be link in CV) Optional: Brief video recording of band performance or rehearsal (can be link in CV) About Merrimack:

The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,200 undergraduates and graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack recently placed 21st in the nation for “Colleges That Add the Most Value” in Money’s special Best Colleges report and was ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in the northern United States for the fourth year in a row — and the only regional college judged “up and coming” by higher education leadership in the northern United States, according to U.S. News.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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