Assistant Professor, Department of Music

Bridgewater State University
October 31, 2023
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Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, Department of Music

Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Department Summary

Bridgewater State University's (BSU) Department of Music seeks a full-time, tenure-track choral-focused faculty member for Fall 2024. BSU is NASM accredited; our program provides students with a solid foundation in music history, theory, and performance within a liberal arts context. The department offers a BA in Music, a BA in Music Education, undergraduate concentrations in Performance, Jazz, and Pre-Music Therapy, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (Music) and has approximately sixty undergraduate students, ten graduate students, four full time faculty members, and thirty part time faculty members. The department also offers minors in music, audio production, and world music. The music program strives to create a focus on social justice and equity through introducing and exposing students to diverse music and musicians with the support of grants and initiatives from within the university as well as partnering with the area community and schools.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater's accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values , which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to direct the department's large choral ensemble, vocal chamber ensemble, teach choral method pedagogy and graduate choral conducting courses, and teach music theory or music history courses to both majors and nonmajors. Bridgewater State University has a 4-4 teaching responsibility. Faculty are expected to maintain a research and creative presence in their field, engage in departmental and university service, and advise music majors. Additionally, the successful candidate will also be expected to expand on existing strong relationships with area K-12 schools and participate in recruitment efforts.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Music required by September 1, 2024.

Experience directing choirs at the high school or collegiate level.

Experience teaching collegiate, or intermediate-level music history OR music theory (AP level).

Preferred Qualifications

Secondary degree in music history or music theory; or experience teaching music history or music theory at the collegiate level.

Extensive experience building choral programs.

Experience with recruitment for music departments.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00460P

Open Date 08/24/2023 Close Date 10/31/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
  • Candidates are asked to submit an essay in which they address this prompt: “Please describe your background in recruiting for music programs. Include specific instances of successful recruitment initiatives and the impact they had on the program.” If you have not had the opportunity to work in recruitment, please describe some approaches you would take to do so at BSU.
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement
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