Assistant Professor of Music Education and Cello, Bipartite - UAF College of Liberal Arts

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

ID: 7178458
Posted: September 12, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary:
The UAF Music Department seeks a non-tenure track Music Assistant Professor to direct and teach core Music Education courses, to teach students (beginner through advanced) whose primary instrument is the cello, and to serve as the principal cellist in the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
Teaching undergraduate courses in Music Education (i.e., Introductory course, Elementary and Secondary Teaching Methods, and Practica that involve onsite supervision and observation). Teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level Music courses (i.e., String Methods, Private Lessons, and Chamber Music coaching)Research/Creative Activity: Engagement in creative and scholarly activities.Service: Fulfill various service obligations at the department/program level with options for service at the CLA, and University levels, and for academic, professional, and community purposes, including community outreach. Service includes maintaining accreditation of the Music Education Program. Cello may include playing chamber music as a member of the Alaska Trio (faculty chamber group) and functioning as principal cellist in the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
The skills required to teach the material.
The ability to convey the subject matter and expectations in ways students can comprehend.
The ability to see when a student requires a different approach in order to comprehend the material.
Experience teaching music at K-12 levels; experience teaching music at college/university level; solo/chamber performance experience in Cello. Doctorate degree in Musical Arts or Music Education required. At least two years’ experience in Music Education Program administration/coordination and teaching.

This is a full-time, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

Please include the following with your application:

1. Cover Letter

2. CV

3. Unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary education

4. Philosophy of teaching

5. Names of three professional references with phone number and email address

6. Sheet with web links to one solo and one chamber music performance.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time, Sunday, September 17, 2023. The review process for applications will begin on September 18, 2023.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts Department of Music is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track Term Assistant Professor in Music Education K-12 with secondary instruction in the Cello Studio.

The UAF Music Department reflects the diverse and rich culture of Alaska with a heritage of artistic and academic excellence. The Department develops musicians and educators destined to become tomorrow’s cultural leaders who will help shape the course of music not only in Alaska, but nationally and worldwide.

The Music Department offers a full range of music degree programs through the masters’ level. In preparing for successful careers in music, students will be enriched by the diversity of their peers, the artistry of the faculty, the resources of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Interior Alaska community.