Southern Wesleyan University’s College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an assistant professor level, 9-month tenure-track position in Music within its Fine Arts Division. This position, which will begin August 1, 2018, is located at SWU’s main campus in Central, South Carolina. The university is actively seeking to increase the number of women and minorities within its faculty.
Teach applied lessons in an area of specialty—either voice or strings (orchestral). Recruit students to participate in ensembles and to programs of study in music. Contribute to musical performances in the Division of Fine Arts.
Within the area of specialty: a) coordinate ensemble performances on campus and in communities, schools, churches throughout the region, b) foster a close-knit community between students and affiliate faculty.
Envision and implement a multi-year plan to grow the program in voice or strings at SWU. Direct, conduct, or coach staged musical productions or instrumental ensembles according to the needs of the program.
Teach and develop face-to-face and online courses in pedagogy; diction; music composition-theory; music education; or music history depending on university need and the candidate’s expertise and future professional development goals.
Actively participate in music scholarship and/or performance activity through research presentations at conferences, publication, or performances at festivals and schools across the region, nationally, and internationally.
Advise students in their academic progress and demonstrate servant-leadership by engaging in service activities within the university and the larger community.
Academic. A doctorate in Music is preferred; a master’s degree in Music is required. The ideal candidate will have university experience in teaching the music courses listed above; an active research or performance program; demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities; and the initiative to develop music courses for face-to-face and online course offerings consistent with the mission of SWU. Desire and experience in integrating the Christian faith with the teaching and practice of the discipline of music are essential. The ideal candidate should have an ability to engage with one or more developing trends in twenty-first century music curricula. For example: composition and improvisation across the curriculum, music entrepreneurship, curricular synthesis, creativity, and global artistry. The entry level of the candidate will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications, and experience.
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. To view the university’s profile, visit About SWU.
Technology. SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based programs, and PC applications, including all Microsoft Office 365 applications.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The entry level of the candidate will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications, and experience.
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. ...Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
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•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.