Assistant Professor of Music & Director of Instrumental Studies
January 8, 2018
Due West, South Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
The Music Department at Erskine College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning February 2018. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in an academically rigorous Christian liberal arts environment that emphasizes the intentional integration of faith and learning.
Promote, recruit, and bolster a re-emerging instrumental studies program.
Conduct two instrumental ensembles: Sinfonia and Jazz Band.
Teach applied lessons within area(s) of expertise (brass, woodwinds, strings or percussion) and contribute toward the co-requisite weekly performance seminar.
Teach introduction to music, music theory, music history, and instrumental music education classes as needed.
Actively support and participate in department events and initiatives.
Serve as department chair.
Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission and philosophy of Christian higher education.
Applicants should possess a music education degree (with initial certification) and have previous K-12 instrumental teaching experience. The ideal candidate will possess terminal degree in music (Ph.D or DMA).
Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the go...als of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.