Westminster Choir College of Rider University (Princeton Campus) invites applications for a tenor for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Piano and Voice to start in August of 2019.
Duties: The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will include teaching applied voice and related course work. Depending on background and experience, other teaching responsibilities may include courses from the following: literature, pedagogy and diction. The position includes advising, recruitment, committee assignments, a commitment to ongoing professional development and helping to maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, staff and students.
The voice area is part of the Piano and Voice Department, the largest department in the college, and is responsible for voice study and voice-related courses for all non-keyboard majors. Our curriculum is designed to help students to be strong ensemble singers in service of our choral mission, as well as to help them develop their individual gifts as soloists.
Westminster Choir College of Rider University has an international reputation for excellence in voice, choral performance, music education, and sacred music. We offer the Baccalaureate of Arts in Music as well as the Bachelor of Music in music education, organ performance, piano, scared music, theory/composition and voice performance. At the graduate level, we offer the Master of Music in American and public musicology, choral conducting, music composition, music education, organ performance, piano accompanying, pedagogy, and performance, sacred music, and voice pedagogy and performance. We also grant the Master of Voice Pedagogy and the Master of Music Education. The College draws its students from 30 states and 10 foreign countries, and occupies a beautiful, suburban campus in Princeton, New Jersey. It is located within easy driving distance of Philadelphia and New York City.
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and it embraces a diversity of programs, ideas and people. Candidates who understand the value of diversity in education are highly desirable. At this time, Rider University seeks to transfer Westminster Choir College to a new partner, with whom negotiations are ongoing.
Please note: Upon the transition of Westminster Choir College to the new entity, employment with Rider University will terminate, and the continuance of the position will be at the discretion of that entity.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a master's degree in voice performance or voice pedagogy by September of 2019 and demonstrate significant professional experience as well as successful teaching experience of undergraduate and graduate students in a college or university setting. Exemplary musicianship, innovative pedagogical skills, and evidence of ongoing performance or scholarship are required. Candidates with experience working and teaching in culturally diverse environments are welcomed.
About Rider University:
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report 2019 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its
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About Rider University
"As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college.Through a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and experiential opportunities, faculty on both campuses provide undergraduate and graduate students rigorous and relevant programs of study to expand their intellectual, cultural and personal horizons and develop their leadership skills. Our highly regarded programs in the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, business and education challenge students to become active learners who can acquire, interpret, communicate and apply knowledge within and across disciplines to foster the integrative thinking required in a complex and rapidly changing world."