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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands, and Music Education - College of the Arts
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
Faculty Careers - Other
Accepting applications through December 15, 2022
SUMMARY: Provides leadership for the PBA band program, selected conducting classes, and teaches music education courses.
Teaches courses including, but not limited to: Symphonic Band, Instrumental Methods, Teaching Music in the Middle & High School, Teaching Music in the Elementary School, and Fundamentals of Conducting.
Collaborates with other faculty members to shape, develop, and implement visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum, programming, partnerships, creative activity, and accreditation to further enhance the excellence and vitality of the Department in accordance with the University mission.
Participates in university service, student recruitment, retention, and progression, faculty development programs, and student advising.
Contributes to scholarly and/or proprietary creative activity.
Integrates Christian faith and pedagogy.
Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Self-motivated and brings the inspiration and enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the department's achievements are broadcast widely and strategically.
Demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom.
Excels in attention to detail, consensus building, creative problem solving, and has an intrinsic work ethic.
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, as well as conflict resolution.
Commitment to shared governance and consensus building within a university setting.
Experience with and commitment to building community across and with programs, departments and schools.
Proven ability to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned doctorate in Music or a closely related field. Record of successful teaching, service, and scholarly/creative activity appropriate to rank of Assistant or Associate Professor is required. 3+ years of teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
The Department of Music is located in the College of the Arts, which includes Cinema, Communication, Dance, Digital Media, Game Design, Graphic Design, Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Broadcasting, Theatre, Visual Art, and the Preparatory Department, a non-academic initiative offering K-12 instruction in music, dance, and children's theatre.
The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) with Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts curricular specializations in music education, performance, composition, music industry, and worship leadership. With more than 43,000 square-feet of performance, classroom, practice, and studio space, the Department of Music is located in the four-story Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Internal performing opportunities include involvement in a variety of ensembles including Concert Choir, Oratorio Chorus, Symphony, Symphonic Band, Pop Rock Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble, and Opera Workshop.
STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY: PBA complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, gender, disability, veteran status, race, color or national origin in any employment practice, admissions, education program or educational activity. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment and access to and treatment in University programs, services and activities.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive Christian university focused on enlightening minds, enriching souls, and extending hands. Its purpose is to offer a curriculum of studies and a program of student activities dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. The University is located in the tropical beauty of West Palm Beach, Florida, and the campus is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and across the waterway from Palm Beach, Florida. It is located within a vibrant business community and a diverse population.