The Washington and Lee University Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music position. This artist-teacher will give lessons to applied piano students and teach in a secondary area with preference given to those who are interested in music history survey courses. The person in this position may also teach the department’s music appreciation course, Introduction to Music. The appointment begins July 1, 2020.
Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 liberal arts colleges. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in music as well as a minor in music. Students may pursue teacher education endorsement in music education as well.
Washington and Lee promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
Applicants should possess a significant record of solo and collaborative piano performance and a commitment to pursuing performance opportunities on and off-campus in addition to teaching. The department places a premium on good interpersonal skills and the ability to recruit student pianists. Service on university, college, and departmental committees is expected and other duties may be assigned.
Strong candidates should possess a doctorate in music or have completed one by the time of appointment. A demonstrable record of teaching excellence and a commitment to providing a high quality music education in a liberal arts context are essential. The position will begin in the fall 2020 term.
Review of applications will begin November 11, 2019. Candidates should submit:
a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
three confidential letters of recommendation
Samples of work, such as recordings and/or publications that demonstrate current scholarship and performance will be requested at a later date.
For more information, please contact Dr. Gregory Parker at email@example.com.
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Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.