The Washington and Lee University Department of Music invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music position with the possibility of renewal. The person in this position will teach Elementary and General Music Methods, Secondary Vocal Methods and/or Secondary Instrumental Methods, a Spring Term course to be designed by the candidate, supervise student teachers, and assist with the conducting mentorship programs. Additional teaching assignments will be dependent upon the person’s expertise and may include the two-semester music history sequence, Foundations of Education, Developmental Educational Psychology, Understanding Exceptional Individuals, Intro to Music, Worlds of Music, ensemble conducting, applied lessons, or music theater coaching. The appointment begins July 1, 2023.
Applicants should be music education specialists with knowledge of public and private elementary and secondary schools. The department places a premium on good interpersonal skills and the ability to recruit students into the music education concentration. Service on university, college, and departmental committees is expected and other duties may be assigned.
Lexington is a friendly and vibrant small town located at the southern end of the scenic Shenandoah Valley, with ample offerings to enjoy arts, music, food, and outdoor recreation. More information about Lexington and surrounding area can be found at: https://lexingtonvirginia.com/
W&L is ranked in the top eleven liberal arts institutions. The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as a minor in music. Students may also pursue teacher education endorsement in music education. Our department is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches within the department and its curriculum. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
Strong candidates should possess a doctorate in music education or have completed one by the time of appointment. A demonstrable record of teaching excellence and a commitment to providing a high-quality music education in a liberal arts context are essential.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Review of applications will begin January 31, 2023. Candidates should submit:
All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/119059. Please submit your file by December 31, 2022 for full consideration.
For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Dobbins, search committee chair at [email protected].