APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure track appointment; begins Fall Term 2018
DEPARTMENTS: School of Music (www.pugetsound.edu/music) and the School of Education (www.pugetsound.edu/education)
RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Puget Sound seeks a faculty member in music education who is an advocate for music in public schools and who is committed to preparing students to work in diverse communities. Teaching responsibilities include courses in music education at the undergraduate level in the School of Music, graduate-level classes in the Master of Arts in Teaching program in the School of Education, and diversity-related courses within or outside the School of Music that would enrich the Puget Sound curriculum. Supervision responsibilities include placing, observing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate music education students in local public schools with multi-ethnic student populations. Advising responsibilities include mentoring music education students as the faculty member overseeing the music education program.
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Music Education; ABD considered. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Research interests or professional experience pertaining to teaching diverse students, advocacy for public education or for the arts, or issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice in music education are desirable.
COMPENSATION: Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with education and experience.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC: An accredited institutional member of NASM, the School of Music (www.pugetsound.edu/music) offers a comprehensive program for undergraduates with degrees in performance, music education, music business, and the liberal arts. The School of Music is a vital part of campus cultural life producing over 140 events per year, including ensemble performances, recitals, stage productions, workshops, festivals, and master classes. It works in partnership with the School of Education in offering a 4+ 1 MAT program.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (www.pugetsound.edu/education): The School of Education offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program, a Master of Education in Counseling program, and a minor in Education Studies. Students experience sustained clinical experiences in local public schools, mental health agencies, and/or community centers.
GENERAL: Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit About Puget Sound to learn more about the college.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT: We acknowledgethe richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspireto create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We actto achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Letter of interest that includes a statement on current trends in music education
Current curriculum vitae with a list of five references
Three (3) letters of reference
Diversity statement (see details below)
Philosophy of Teaching statement
Semi-finalists will be asked to provide video excerpts of teaching. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: Search and selection procedures will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 27, 2017.
CANDIDATE'S DIVERSITY STATEMENT: The School of Music, the School of Education, and the University of Puget Sound are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all members of our community. In this spirit, we ask that you write a statement on diversity which comments on your ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We encourage you to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) athttp://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/prior to writing this statement, which should be approximately one page long, around or under 500 words.
The University of Puget Sound is attentive to ongoing changes both within the academy and within our student body. We are committed to understanding diversity in its broadest contextdemographically, intellectually, artistically, culturally, and ethically. How would your pedagogy, scholarship, and/or professional activities engage critically with diversity, specific to music education? Please provide examples of pedagogical, professional, or lived experiences, or ideas for ways you might contribute to diversity within the School of Music and the University.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.