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OPEN RANK PROFESSOR OF MUSIC (Music Education/Choral Music) TRACK II
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Whitworth’s Department of Music invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Music Education/Choral). Track II positions are continuing positions, based on performance and the needs of the university, that are eligible for promotion and undergo regular evaluation, but are not tenure-track.
Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth's mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.
The Department of Music, housed in the recently renovated and expanded Cowles Music Center, offers both the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music Education Degrees. The department has nine full-time faculty, two full-time lecturers, and over thirty part-time instructors, with approximately 100 music majors as well as many non-majors in elective courses, lessons, and ensembles. The music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music department serves the Spokane community by performing nearly 100 recitals and concerts each year on campus, in schools and churches, and at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
PRIMARY TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES: Conduct one or more choral ensembles depending on interest and department needs; coordinate music education program and oversee advising and recruitment; teach in an additional area depending on expertise and departmental needs; establish and maintain positive relationships with regional music educators.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: doctorate or ABD in field
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
About Whitworth University
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.