Assistant Professor

North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

ID: 7248797
Posted: May 28, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
North Carolina Central University Department of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentrations in performance, music educations, the musicindustry (business and industry tracks) and jazz. Additionally, NCCU is one of only two HBCUs to offer a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. Student ensembles include University Choir, Sound Machine Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Guitar and PercussionEnsemble.
Primary Purpose of Position
Instruct, evaluate, and graduate students in the Department of Music. The successful applicant will have knowledge of pedagogy in Musicology, Choral and Vocal performance, Ear Training/Sight Singing and World Music, as well as teaching in those subjects. Additional requirements will entail teaching choral literature in traditional and contemporary genres. It may be helpful to have experience in faith-based and worship repertoire as well as in Negro Spirituals. This is a full-time position with a start date of July 1, 2024.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience as performer in and demonstration of pedagogical knowledge in music instruction. Must show a minimum of five-years experience as practitioner on their instrument and demonstrated ability of teaching on that instrument in higher education. Must have earned and completed matriculation as MM, or MA in Performance, Conducting, Musicology/Music History or Music Education. Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent research and analytical skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; teaching experience in higher education for private studio, small and large group ensemble performance.
Minimum Education/Experience
Master of Music or Master of Arts in Music Education, Choral Conducting, Musicology or Music Performance.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Function Instructional
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Instructing students on their instrument of practice, and as needed in the Department of Music. Performances skills in solo, small and large group ensemble performance; Sight reading in instrument of practice, performance experience on instrument of practice. Creating and planning pedagogical activities and implementing a curriculum according to directives in alignment with student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes, and from the Department Chair.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Administrative tasks to maintain student records and instructional documents to determine student assessment, student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes with respect to the instrument of practice. Providing service to the department to assist the faculty and Department Chair to maintain the business of the unit, record keeping of courses taught and participating in mandated Department faculty meetings, college events and university events.
Function Planning and Organizing
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Planning and organizing opportunities for students that benefit the university, the college and the department. Service to the university with respect to instructional tasks by accompanying students to local, regional, national and international travel destinations to perform at events, participate in conferences, competitions and symposium to advance the profile of the university, the college and the department. Recruit to the department at said events and on-campus activities to support the department, college and university.
Function Project Management
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Planning and organizing student recitals and student participation in presentations of research in oral presentations and poster presentations, on-campus and at trade events according to student population.