Assistant Professor of Percussion/Music Technology

Boise State University

Boise, ID

ID: 7087889
Posted: October 26, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Boise State:
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Boise State University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

Essential Functions:
Teach studio lessons in all areas of Percussion (including drum set).
Recruit and develop a multi-faceted studio for the Department of Music.
Direct Percussion Ensemble; Teach the Percussion Techniques class and the percussion component of the Jazz Techniques class (both are BM Music Education courses).
Teach Percussion sectionals as needed for Blue Thunder Marching Band/Drum Line, Symphonic Winds, University Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, and All-Campus Concert Band, as load permits
Teach in the area of applied Music Technology for the Department of Music (this will constitute about 13% of the total teaching load)
Cultivate working relationships with area and regional educators to promote music education, Percussion studio performance, Percussion studio pedagogy, as well as Music Technology pedagogy.
Maintain a synergistic relationship with all ensemble areas in the Department of Music; Teach other courses in Percussion and/or the area of applied Music Technology, as load permits.
Participate in Department of Music activities and committee work, as load permits.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge, abilities or experience in the following:

Advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
Ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
Ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
Effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
Ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
Ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
Ability to collaborate with and serve diverse populations.