Soka University of America (SUA) seeks a part-time instructor to teach music composition courses to undergraduate non-majors in the Creative Arts Program, beginning in Fall Semester 2023.
The successful candidate will teach entry-level music composition courses to include Introduction to Music Composition, Introduction to Songwriting, and/or related topics in their field of expertise. Initially, this will involve one or possibly two courses per semester.
Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.
SUA aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the university and its mission.
Qualified candidates will hold a doctorate-level degree in music composition or related fields and have demonstrated success teaching composition at the college or university level. Experience teaching Mac-based computer music will be a plus.
Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, links to representative original works (if available), and contact information for three professional references.
Deadline for applications: Applications are due by February 1, 2023 for full consideration.
Salary:Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.
Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.
Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. Soka University is nationally ranked in the Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 15 Best Value Colleges by US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2019." SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 12) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 45 other countries.