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Visiting College Lecturer - Instrumental Music Education

Cleveland State University   Cleveland, OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 27, 2022
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Cleveland State University

Visiting College Lecturer – Instrumental Music Education

Cleveland State University’s School of Music invites applicants for a non-tenure track appointment as a Visiting College Lecturer in Music Education (Instrumental), beginning August 22, 2022. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about contemporary pedagogical approaches, teaching methods, techniques and trends in music education, and have a reputation for excellence in teaching and in forging relationships and creating partnerships in the music education community. Teaching requirements include (but are not limited to): brass methods, woodwind methods, and supervising student teachers. Applicants with the ability to also teach percussion methods and music technology are encouraged to apply. The position also requires participating in program assessment. 

The visiting lecturer will teach 12 credits a semester and engage in service duties as assigned. The position is for one (1) year with the possibility to be renewed twice for one (1) additional year each, for a total of three (3) years. Cleveland State is searching for active, culturally, and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in music education, or bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in field related to music education
  • Previous or current valid teaching license
  • Three years of K-12 teaching in instrumental music
  • Ability to contribute, through teaching and/or service, to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D./ABD in music education
  • Experience teaching instrumental methods (e.g., brass/woodwind methods) at the undergraduate level
  • Experience supervising undergraduate student teachers
  • Experience guiding undergraduate student teachers in completing the edTPA
  • Greater than 3-years of secondary teaching experience in instrumental music
  • Experience teaching beginning instrumentalists
  • Training in Music Learning Theory
  • Qualified to teach instrumental conducting
  • Qualified to teach percussion methods
  • Qualified to teach music technology course
  • Knowledge of curricular design, including Understanding By Design/Universal Design for Learning

Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 letters of reference and/or names and contact information for 3 references
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Unofficial transcripts or a statement about graduate courses
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

Applications are accepted online only at  https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/16841 and should include a letter of application stating how the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, three letters of reference and/or contact information for at least three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university. 

Preference will be given to applications completed by June 1, 2022.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Birch Browning, Search Committee Chair at b.browning@csuohio.edu 

Cleveland State is a major public urban university enrolling over 16,000 students, with many opportunities for funded, field-based research.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including verification of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disable status, or genetic information.