Carnegie Mellon University School of Music announces an opening for a tenure-track position as Music Education Coordinator and Division Chair. This is a full-time, 9-month position at Associate Professor (without tenure) level. This is a tenure-track position, with appointment scheduled to begin on September1, 2019.
This position requires an effective administrator who can work with multiple professional music educators tasked with teaching courses leading to the certification of students who are already skilled performers or composers. The School of Music does not offer a degree in Music Education, but rather offers K-12 teaching certification to students who have already satisfied the requirements of our rigorous majors in performance or composition.
To be the successful candidate, you demonstrate excellence in teaching, preferably with 5 or more years of experience in both elementary/secondary and the college/university level.
The Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, PA is a major research university of approximately 13,000 students, consistently ranked as one of the top research universities on the globe by US News and World Report. The School of Music, in the College of Fine Arts (one of five schools including Architecture, Art, Design, and Drama), 153 undergraduate and 163 graduate majors in a variety of comprehensive degree programs ranging from bachelors to artist diploma with a faculty of approximately 80.
The school is housed in a turn-of-the-20th century masterpiece of architectural design, the College of Fine Arts. Located in one of America’s most vibrant urban centers, the School of Music offers outstanding academic and musical opportunities, including collaborations with metropolitan musical organizations (The Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and Mendelssohn of Pittsburgh). For more information, visit the School of Music website at: http://music.cmu.edu
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community of a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.
A terminal degree in Music Education (PhD or EdD) or related field is required.
Include a letter of application along with statement of interest, a CV that includes education, experience, honors, professional activity and a list of at least 3 professional references and their contact information. General letters of reference may be included, but the committee reserves the right to require letters directly commenting on the specific qualifications for this position later in the search process.
Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue through December 15, or until the position is filled.