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Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory

POSITION AVAILABLE:      Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory

CLASSIFICATION:               Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty

POSTING DATE:                  September 23, 2020

EMPLOYMENT BEGINS:    August 2021

Expectation and Condition of Employment: Founded in 1838, Judson College, a woman’s college affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention, employs faculty who profess faith in Jesus Christ and who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. Candidates considering the application process should have a serious Christian commitment that is reflected in their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring of undergraduate students.  Furthermore, faculty will lead lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through their local church.  Faculty are expected to embrace the Mission Statement and Core Values of the College and to support the three commitments shared by all CCCU institutions.

Mission Statement: Judson College, a private, undergraduate institution committed to academic excellence in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, offers distinguished student-centered academic programs in a residential, single-gender setting and through distance education to both genders. As a car­ing collegiate community related to the Alabama Baptist Convention, Judson College is dedicated to maturing its stu­dents into well-adjusted and productive citizens through the transmission of knowledge, refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, the promotion of service, and the develop­ment of character. Resulting from these efforts, Judson graduates will:

  • be knowledgeable in their academic area and be informed and contributing members of their communities;
  • think critically and communicate effectively;
  • be persons of enduring faith and character who are eager to serve and to lead.

Core Values of Judson College: Judson College is a purposeful, caring community of students and employees who live, work, and learn together, and who are united by faith in God and adherence to Christian traditions. Based upon the character and teaching of Christ, the Judson community commits itself to “Principles of Light and Truth” that frame our common concerns and core values. Acceptance of these values is a pledge to exercise them consistently in our treatment of others and to expect to be treated in kind.

As a Christian, liberal arts institution for women, Judson College seeks to adhere to convictions best exemplified in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. As a Christian community, the College embraces:

  • faith in God, adherence to Christian traditions, commitment to the ministry and mission of the Christian church;
  • the infinite worth of persons and the development of the full poten­tial of each person at every stage in life, and “love of neighbor as one’s self;”
  • the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and understanding;
  • the making of ethical choices based on the life of Jesus Christ, the teachings of the Bible, the well­-being of others, and an informed conscience;
  • openness, truthfulness, justice, and fairness to all people regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, and level of ability; and respect for opinions, convictions and beliefs different from our own;
  • the aspiration for personal achievement, economic self -sufficiency, and public usefulness;
  • a work ethic characterized by diligence, honesty, stewardship, and a sincere effort to do one’s best;
  • service to community and constituency, within the College and the wider society.

 

Basic Commitments of Institutions Affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU):

  • Biblical Truth: Each CCCU institution is committed to integrating the Holy Scriptures—divinely inspired, true, and authoritative—throughout all aspects of the institution, including teaching and research. Our professors pursue academic excellence because they are committed to God as the author of truth, and they know that truth has implications for every academic discipline.
  • Christian Formation: Each CCCU institution is committed to fostering Christian virtues rooted in the Scriptures and nurtured through the institution’s curricular and co-curricular programs. Our purpose is to form students of moral commitment who live out Christian virtues such as love, courage, and humility in every aspect of their lives.
  • Gospel Witness: Each CCCU institution is actively committed to advancing God’s redemptive purposes in the world by graduating students who live and share the Gospel in word and deed. Our graduates are hopeful realists who recognize the brokenness of the world but believe that God has called them to work for its healing – as doctors, teachers, marketers, engineers, parents, soccer coaches, and in a host of other ways.

 

The Department of Music at Judson College has maintained its NASM accreditation since 1934 and prides itself on offering students the ability to specialize with one-on-one training not only in their lessons, but also in a wide variety of music elective aspects as a part of their holistic education. The department is highly active on campus and within the community. The College is additionally highly supportive of the professional development of its faculty members.

Job Summary: The Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory will teach a full-time academic load. Courses taught will depend on departmental need each semester, as well as the applicant’s experience and expertise, and are likely to include:

Theory Courses:

  • (MUS100) if needed—3 hours
  • MUS101 Theory I—3 hours
  • MUS102 Theory II—3 hours
  • MUS103 Sight-Singing I—1 hour
  • MUS104 Sight-Singing II—1 hour
  • MUS201 Theory III—3 hours
  • MUS202 Theory IV—3 hours
  • MUS203 Sight-Singing III—1 hour
  • MUS204 Sight-Singing IV—1 hour
  • MUS300 Form & Analysis—3 hours

Piano Courses:

  • MUS141 through MUS144 (1 hour each) Class piano sequence
  • MUS097 Piano Seminar—1 hour
  • MUS402 Keyboard Pedagogy—2 hours
  • MUS404 Keyboard Literature—2 hours
  • Applied piano lessons to majors, minors,& non-majors(variable credit)

Other duties will include:

  • Advise undergraduate students within the major
  • Promote and mentor undergraduate student research
  • Contribute professionally to the faculty, college, and community by keeping scheduled office hours, serving on college committees, and attending commencement and other college faculty activities
  • Participate in professional associations related to these fields of music, such as MTNA and SMT
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with school and local studio music educators for recruiting and service purposes and may engage in teaching lessons through the Community Music School program.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in piano. Ideally, the candidate will have a minimum of three years of successful music teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level. A DMA is preferred.

Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants should submit the following four documents: a CV with a list of three references; graduate transcript(s); a philosophy of teaching statement; and a cover letter, describing their qualifications for the position, their appreciation for the College’s mission, and a description of the way in which their faith animates their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring of students.

Please submit the aforementioned documents as e-mailed attachments to the following:

Stacey G. Parham, Ph.D.
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Judson College
302 Bibb Street
Marion, AL 36756
E-mail: sparham@judson.edu

Application Deadline:  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Summary of Benefits:  Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  Benefits include 403(b) with employer matching program, group health and dental insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, available supplemental insurance currently through AFLAC, and other benefits described in the College’s Faculty Handbook and Personnel Manual.

Judson College is an Equal Opportunity Institution and does not illegally discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis.  Background investigations will be conducted prior to employment. The College is a “Drug Free Workplace,” and employees may be required to take a drug test on the job at any time.