ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC

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Music
Job Description: 

Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Music, with specialties in wind instrument performance, ensemble directing, and research in related areas, effective August 15, 2022. The ideal candidate will have a music theory background and be able to teach elementary harmony. Qualified applicants should hold appropriate terminal degrees in music with a minimum of a Master’s degree, and demonstrate commensurate experience and promise in instrumental directing (preferably wind ensemble or band),  and track record in scholarship, creative work, pedagogy, recruitment and growing instrumental music programs. The successful candidate will exemplify artistic leadership and excellence as a conductor, hold high standards in performance as evidenced by peer recognition and invitations to conduct, and demonstrate appropriate depth and breadth in a broad range of music genres and styles.

The successful candidate will join a department of currently ten faculty and staff, and approximately thirty performing-teaching affiliates.  The faculty member will conduct and direct the wind band program, teach courses in areas of expertise, share teaching responsibilities in core music courses, and supervise capstone and independent studies. Core responsibilities include directing The Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University, the LU Symphonic Band, and The Marching 97.  The Marching 97 is a student-run organization, with the faculty director acting as advisor to The 97 and liaison to the University and Booster Club.  The director actively coordinates the efforts of The 97 with athletics, development, and administration.

The Department of Music at Lehigh University offers all students, regardless of their area of studies, a comprehensive range of classes, private lessons, and ensemble participation, with a rigorous yet flexible curriculum for music majors and minors. We are housed in a multi-venue performing arts center with a 1,000-seat concert hall, recording studio, classrooms, and rehearsal and practice spaces (https://zoellner.cas.lehigh.edu/).

Lehigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks a community of faculty, staff, and students reflective of society at large. Diversity is a critical component of academic excellence and is essential to fulfilling our dual mission in education and research.

We expect the faculty member to participate fully in a liberal arts environment, and whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience address diversity, equity, or questions of interest to historically underrepresented or underserved communities.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,00 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a representative sample of scholarship, separate statements on your teaching philosophy, diversity practices, current and future research plans; and three letters of recommendation.  Letters must be sent with submission materials. Deadline: December 1, 2021. Applications received after the deadline may not be given full consideration. Only electronic submissions will be considered.  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20276

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission.

Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering  http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career.