The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Musicianship Studies, starting August 2019. We seek a dynamic classroom teacher with practical experience in the music industry who is committed to mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in music industry, music technology, or related fields. Though applicants with degrees in other areas will be considered, significant entrepreneurial experience in the music industry is essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate understanding of the current music industry and its relationship to worship practices of the contemporary Christian church, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with students and peers. The ideal candidate will have successful experience in both arenas and articulate viable strategies to prepare students for careers both inside and outside the Christian marketplace.
Teaching assignments will include courses in music business and at least one cognate area, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. Besides classroom teaching, the position includes advising students, as well as service to the university, the community, and the profession. Reporting to the Department Chair, the appointee will be expected to work cooperatively with departmental faculty to help realize the mission and goals of the unit.
Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.
Lee University is a Christian liberal arts institution with approximately 5,000 students. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM, serves some 300 majors enrolled in graduate and undergraduate curricula. For more information, visit http://leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/.
Applicants should forward the following via email to Dr. Phillip Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of Musicianship Studies: (1) a scanned copy of your completed faculty application (available at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/human-resources/faculty-application(1).pdf), (2) a letter of intent, (3) a current curriculum vita, (4) a statement of Christian faith regarding your religious conversion and Christian commitment, (5) a statement detailing how you will integrate faith into your teaching, and (6) contact information for at least three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested directly; please do not include them with application materials.
About Lee University
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Medium-Size Universities). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.
Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.
Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts ...and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which our educational enterprise is carried out. The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.