WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE OF THEARTS OF RIDERUNIVERSITY, through its Westminster Choir College (WCC), announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Music Education at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2020 on the University's Lawrenceville campus.
The successful candidate will lead the graduate program and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in their area of expertise; advise students; supervise student teachers; supervise graduate-level research projects and theses; and contribute to scholarly research and professional leadership in the field.
Westminster Choir College of Rider University has an international reputation for excellence in choral performance and music education, including a strong commitment to critical pedagogy and social justice. The Rider University community embraces a diversity of programs, ideas and people. Candidates who understand the value of diversity in music education are highly desirable. Music Education is the largest WCC undergraduate major. Masters programs include the M.M. in Music Education and the M.M.E. Upon invitation from the Department, well-qualified undergraduates may enroll in the 4+1 B.M. + M.M.E. program.
To learn more about the Music Education Department, please visit our websites at https://www.rider.edu/wcc/academics/undergraduate-programs/music-education https://www.rider.edu/wcc/academics/graduate-programs/music-education
To learn more about Westminster Choir College, please visit our website at https://www.rider.edu/wcc
To learn more about the Westminster College of the Arts, please visit our website at https://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/westminster-college-of-the-arts
Rider University is a private university located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Over 4,100 undergraduate and 950 graduate students are enrolled in 67 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, fine and performing arts, counseling, and leadership. There are 240 full-time faculty supporting a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities offering master's degrees. Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Westminster College of the Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Music Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong background in music education with at least 4 years of experience teaching music in K-12 public or private schools. Direct experience with at least some of the major pedagogical movements in music education is expected. Desired areas of specialization include but are not limited to critical pedagogy, social justice, culturally responsive pedagogy, popular music pedagogy, urban education, and community music. Collegiate teaching, particularly at the graduate level, and a strong record of progressive and innovative scholarship as evidenced by publications, conference presentations and other appropriate activities are preferred. The candidate should have a completed doctorate at the time of appointment (ABD considered).
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 been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. 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."