Full-Time Faculty- Music Education (27564)

Goodwin College

United States

July 11, 2021


Job Details

Job Location

Bridgeport, CT - Bridgeport, CT

Position Type

Full Time


In partnership with the University of Bridgeport, Goodwin University is seeking candidates for the position of Full-Time Faculty- Music Education. Full-time faculty members at the New University of Bridgeport are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their particular disciplines. Faculty advise students; develop and maintain curriculum; stay current in their disciplines; stay current with pedagogy and teaching methodology; participate in on and off-campus staff development activities; fulfill administrative responsibilities relevant to their positions; and participate in college and community service. This position is located in Bridgeport, CT.

Duties to be performed:

At a minimum, the essential functions of the instructor are to:

  • This faculty member will teach courses in music or music education, as appropriate to their academic background and prior professional experience; advise music and music education majors; provide support, to the extent possible, for musical and theatrical activities on campus, and supervise adjunct faculty, instruments, equipment and facilities of UB's Department of Music & Performing Arts.

  • Use the approved course syllabus format when creating course syllabi

  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus

  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency

  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality

  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback and universal design of courses

  • Submit reports in an accurate and timely manner including attendance, grades, and other related documentation

  • Attend department meetings and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program goals and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes

  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum, and processes related to improving student outcomes

  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction

  • Serve on and provide information to college committees as needed and requested

  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning

  • Commitment to the University mission, vision and values

  • Perform all other duties as assigned

  • Other responsibilities:

  • Maintain licenses, certifications and other professional credentials for profession/position, including PreK-12 music certification, if held.

  • Maintain professional relationships with school districts, professional associations, area arts organizations, alumni, and other relevant stakeholders

  • Qualifications:

  • Minimum MM, MS, or MA in Music or Music Education; preferred: DMA or Ph.D. in any music field or Music Education.

  • At least three years full time, certified, K-12 public school teaching experience, or significant experience as a professional performer and/or full time experience in some aspect of the commercial music industry.

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in music and music education.

  • Skill in student advising, or the potential to develop same.

  • Skill or experiences in engaging diverse, first-generation college students, or the potential to develop same.

  • Demonstrated skills teaching in traditional University classroom and on- line environments

  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret student learning outcome data to improve teaching and learning

  • Demonstrated ability in word programs and Internet applications

  • Demonstrated ability to research material both on-line and in traditional library settings

  • Demonstrated dedication to excellence in teaching and a commitment to high academic and professional standards

  • Demonstrated track record of positive teaching outcomes

  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment

  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment

  • NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.