Responsible to provide leadership in the university’s instrumental music program (woodwind, brass, and percussion) and provide excellence in teaching through the fulfillment of the mission and strategic goals of the Department of Music & Theatre. Review of resumes will begin 01/11/2021. Position will be posted until filled.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Conducting the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble
Teaching courses in conducting, applied studio lessons, and a secondary area such as instrumental music education, music theory, music history, non-western music, or other area(s) of expertise and departmental need
Coordinating the woodwind, brass, and percussion area including adjunct faculty, chamber ensembles, instrument inventory, band music library, auditions, and music scholarships
Championing student recruitment for both the university and music ensemble enrollments
Collaborating with the Ensemble Tour Director to lead domestic and international performance tours
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Attend meetings and events of the Department of Music & Theatre
Perform other departmental duties as assigned
Abide by all university policies as stated in the Faculty Handbook
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctorate in music
Demonstrated success as a collegiate and/or high school band director, effective teaching and recruiting skills required.
Successful teaching experience in grades 7–12 preferred
Active in the professional field
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills
Ability to type 30 wpm and to efficiently and accurately use the computer to carry out job responsibilities
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian, university working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a commitment to the mission and values of the University, and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
About University of Northwestern St Paul
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.
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