Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in instrumental music/director of instrumental ensembles to begin August 2019. This newly-created position aligns with the College’s building of its music programs to support the recruitment of instrumentalists regardless of major, facilitate more student engagement opportunities and foster interdisciplinary collaborations across campus. Based on qualifications, this position may be either at the instructor or tenure-track level.
Responsibilities include building a new instrumental music program, with a focus on wind and percussion, teaching in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, advising and participating in the broader life of the College. The successful candidate will also be required to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the music curriculum and provide departmental service, including academic and career advising for music students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:
Recruit students to the College for the purpose of student participation in the instrumental music program.
Generate interest among the current student body to participate in the newly-created program.
Collaborate with other units and areas on campus to create interdisciplinary opportunities (to include curricular development, teacher preparation and athletics).
Lead and participate in short and long-term planning to grow the instrumental ensembles.
Use instrumental ensembles to strengthen the sense of community and to create student engagement opportunities.
Coordinate with College personnel to provide concerts and support arts-related events on campus and in the community.
A minimum of a master’s degree in music or music education is required; PhD, DM, or DMA is preferred. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts college environment, have a record of scholarship or evidence of future scholarly productivity and be capable of developing local professional relationships to enhance student internship and experiential learning opportunities. Candidates without a terminal degree will hold the rank of non-tenure track instructor; those with a terminal degree will be eligible for tenure-track status. Special consideration for the position may be given to those who possess the following qualifications:
A background in music education.
Experience with small, independent institutions of higher learning.
Direct experience with building and sustaining instrumental music programs.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Office of Academic Affairs, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications begins January 14. Subject to a credential confirmation and criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu. EOE
About Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens. We offer 35 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 17 NCAA Division II varsity sports and on three intercollegiate equestrian teams.
The College is located in Painesville, seat of Lake County in the heart of the Western Reserve. The small-town setting and historic homes surrounding the campus provide a traditional academic environment, while the close proximity to Cleveland offers the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area. The campus consists of buildings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Five miles south of the campus is Morley farm, home to the George Magoffin Humphrey Equestrian Center and Victor Manor House, residence of the College president and site of a variety of College and community activities.
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