Instrumental Applied: Cello, Music Education, Music Theory/Musicianship, or Music History & Culture
The College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, invites applications for a one-year, 10-month Lecturer in Cello with complementary teaching areas in Music Education, Music Theory/Musicianship and/or Music History & Culture. The appointment begins August 2021.
Earned Doctorate, ABD or completed Masters in Music in cello performance with professional experience in cello performance required. Evidence of successful teaching of applied cello and chamber music with a minimum of three years of private applied teaching experience and a defined scholarship/creative activity agenda which includes solo/ensemble performances in cello. Demonstrated success in the teaching of courses in one of the complementary teaching areas of music education methods in both upper and lower strings, music internship supervision, music theory/musicianship, and/or music history & culture. A record of successful recruitment and retention of students.
A commitment to equity and diversity in all aspects of the position. Effective at working in collaborative situations and proficient with technology in face-to-face and/or online instruction. A demonstrated commitment to working collegially with faculty and staff.
Teach applied cello and chamber music to majors, minors, and non-majors and conduct a weekly masterclass in conjunction with string colleagues. Oversee the preparation of student recitals in cello. Adjudicate end-of-semester juries, incoming string auditions, and recitals within the Instrumental Applied Division. Teach String Techniques for music education majors. Teach courses in one or more of the complementary teaching areas, which may include music education, music theory/musicianship, or music history & culture as assigned. Engage in scholarship/creative activities and service commensurate with the expectations for Lecturers at Towson University. Support recruitment efforts within the Department of Music. Contribute to the ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives within the Department of Music. Work collegially and collaboratively with faculty across the Department. Additional duties based upon applicant qualifications and Departmental needs.
Department of Music:
The Department of Music (http://www.towson.edu/music) is committed to fostering a learning community that mirrors the face of the population surrounding the campus, regionally and Statewide. The Department enrolls a diverse student population of approximately 260 students served by 27 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. This comprehensive music program offers a variety of concentrations in Bachelors and Masters Degrees. The NASM accredited program is housed in the Center for the Arts.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelors, 45 masters, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles n01th of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of applications will begin June 1l, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A completed digital dossier will include: a) a letter of application; b) a curriculum vitae with a list of at least five reference contacts; c) un-official college transcripts (official transcripts are required for appointment to the position); d) a 10 minute video (preferred) or audio recording of performances of solo/accompanied cello works of contrasting styles and periods recorded within the last two years. Candidates may include one brief selection of their performance within a chamber ensemble if desired. All video/audio submissions must be via streamable and functioning web links.
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About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).