This full-time Visiting Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position is responsible for teaching and supporting the Music Director in planning, implementing and designing the band programs. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer teaches band program courses, plus 15 contact hours in Music per year. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer conducts program research, supports the development of the Stevenson University band program and provides individual and group instruction to band students in music, movement, and choreography. Responsibilities for this 10-month faculty position include involvement over the summer, band camp, off-campus, evening and weekend duties, student recruitment, retention, and placement efforts.
Master's degree in music or music education with a record of demonstrated success as a marching percussion director/conductor, arranger, and educator plus a minimum of three years of marching band experience. College-level band and teaching experience preferred. Proven track record of successfully managing individuals, teams, and budgets.
Valid driver's license and must be insurable.
Proven record of applying band philosophy and practice, including but not limited to arranging music, conducting large and small performance groups, experience with band drill writing, computer drill design, and audio electronic sound design
Demonstrated record of creative professional activity in the field
Ability to effectively teach and perform music, including the ability to demonstrate proper playing techniques on a variety of instruments
Ability to direct marching, pep and concert bands and marching and concert percussion ensembles
Ability to effectively support the Director of Music with setting and achieving strategic goals for music programs, including supporting the planning and implementation of new and existing programs
Ability to recruit, work with and support students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
Expertise within the marching band genre with a concentration in marching percussion
Knowledge and ability to coordinate marching percussion
Knowledge of and ability to implement basic safety and risk management practices as they relate to large student performance groups
Ability to creatively solve problems and adapt to new situations
Excellent communication, organization, time management and planning skills.
Experience developing, implementing and conducting workshops and programs.
Ability to manage and oversee students on and off campus.
Ability to maintain and grow professional music partners network
Ability to safely operate a 30 foot equipment truck
Student-centered approach to teaching, and a commitment to student achievement.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of faculty, staff, and student workers sharing time, ideas, equipment, resources, and space.
Proven record of integrating technology in the classroom.
Proven ability to develop effective course materials including syllabi, lessons, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops for students or faculty.
Ability to provide constructive feedback and timely assessment to students.
Commitment to advising, mentoring, and guiding students in their personal and professional development.
Proven interest in engaging students in experiential learning activities, such as service learning; community-based projects; leadership and development opportunities
Commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and the application of technology in the classroom, and in daily activities.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate interpersonally and in writing with students, colleagues, administrators, and professional contacts.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, music notation and drill writing software, experienced in using a Mac computer, presentation software, the internet and social media for educational purposes.
Ability to work in Blackboard or a similar online learning management system.
Ability to travel between campuses.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Instructional Activity Teach fall and spring band percussion courses, plus 15 general education contact hours in Music per year and assist with all other band course sections.
Teaching responsibilities include time spent in face-to-face or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects taught, preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing projects and papers; evaluating assignments and examinations or presentations; supervising independent study projects; and submitting grades. Professional peer review is an essential feature of effective teaching. Stevenson University uses the Blackboard course management system.
Faculty responsibilities include writing syllabi, reading and responding to emails, grading course work, submitting mid-term and final grades, and alerting appropriate university personnel to student problems on a timely basis.
Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
Participate in the assessment activities of the program, Schools, and University.
Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding personal, academic, curricular, career and/or graduate school matters.
Engage and participate in the life and work of the department, school, and university includes attending department meetings; participating in Open Houses and recruiting efforts; and attending and participating in planning and coordination of departmental events.
Engage in continuing professional development related to the field and pedagogical best practices.
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public. Follow all faculty and program policies outlined by the School and the University.
Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed.
Cooperative extension includes identifying current needs, adapting professional practice and/or research into contemporary language, presenting information and education to various constituents, providing leadership in identifying and presenting cutting-edge technology in their discipline, developing interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and collaborating with faculty to stay current in the field.
Attend all faculty, staff, University, Music and SOD meetings.
Attend SOD commencement exercises and participate in recruitment activities as assigned.
Leadership and Service Activity Actively support the Director of Music with setting and achieving strategic goals for band programs, including supporting the planning and implementation of new and existing programs, and all aspects of the band including but not limited to:
Assisting with overall band budget management, including making recommendations for purchases, and anticipating and planning for budget and contingency expenses
Clerical and logistics operations/schedule for the Stevenson University Bands
Coordinate all scheduled and emergency maintenance of athletic band equipment truck, including fueling
Plan, and manage all aspects of the end-of-year band banquet and awards
Compose and arrange all front ensemble and battery percussion compositions/arrangements for the Stevenson University Athletic Bands
Drive university equipment truck as needed
Facilitate and supervise student leadership team
Maintain and coordinate all aspects of the music programs electronic audio design and equipment
Manage all percussion equipment including securing and maintaining inventories, maintaining and repairing equipment, and anticipating and recommending equipment purchases
Organize all travel/events for the band (busses, truck, securing facilities as needed, meals, accommodations, etc.)
Plan and organize all band meals including securing meeting spaces, planning menus and arranging catering and facilities set-up
Plan and schedule events and activities for the Stevenson University Athletic Bands
Proactively advocate for and act as ambassador for Stevenson University music programs
Recruit students for the music program; assist with the identification of student prospects, communicate with prospects regularly, hosting prospective student events, and engage actively in all other aspects of recruitment
Supervise student truck loading crew when loading and unloading equipment truck.
Serve in a collegial fashion in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, staff, students, administrators and members of the public.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.
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