DOTTIE SINK SYKES DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN MUSIC EDUCATION
The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Dottie Sink Sykes Distinguished Professorship in Music Education. This new full-time, senior-level position (with tenure appointment possible) starts August, 2018, and reflects the legacy established by Appalachian State University as a premier institution for training the next generation of educators, with Music Education being a founding program and integral to the mission and vision of the Hayes School of Music.
POSITION: Teach undergraduate general music education courses, conduct scholarly/creative activity that enhances the mission of the Hayes School of Music, and provide leadership in music education at the state, national, or international level. Actively pursue research in music education or creative activities to promote music education, and advocate to enhance the field of music education both on the campus and within the profession. This position carries a 2-2 teaching load (6 teaching credit hours each semester) with expectation for undergraduate research supervision, as well as a commitment to teaching and scholarly collaboration with Hayes School of Music faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the vibrant school, college, and university-level interdisciplinary communities of scholars, teachers, and artists.
RANK AND SALARY: Professor with tenure (subject to approval). Salary commensurate with experience, with a significant budget to support scholarship and research.
A complete application will include a letter of interest; a current vita; unofficial graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, and contact information of at least five references. Send applications via email to:
Chair, Music Education Committee
Please do not send other materials at this time; other materials may be requested later. Initial review of
materials will begin on December 15, 2017. Semifinalists will be identified after January 12, 2018.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
UNIVERSITY: Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University enrolls approximately 18,500 students. The Hayes School of Music consists of 480 music students and 50 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music performance, music therapy, music theory/composition, sacred music, and music industry studies, and graduate degrees in music performance, composition, and music therapy. The Hayes School of Music is generously supported by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence, and the School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is located at <www.music.appstate.edu>.
The Hayes School of Music values individuals with experience in a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee chair at the address above. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
REQUIREMENTS: Doctoral degree. Evidence of significant and successful general music teaching at P-12 level and music education methods teaching experience at the college level. A record of scholarly/creative activity in music education appropriate to the rank of Professor. A thorough understanding of contemporary issues related to general music at the pre-K, elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Knowledge and experience of international approaches of teaching music to children (Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff-Schulwerk). Demonstrated excellence and ability to teach and model experiential music learning, to engage collaboratively with colleagues within and across academic units, and to communicate effectively with students and faculty from diverse musical backgrounds.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow h...olistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.