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Assistant Professor of Flute, Tenure Track 443204

Company: Lamar University
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Position Details Position Information Posting Number 443204 Classification Title Assistant Professor Position Title Assistant Professor of Flute, Tenure Track 443204 FLSA Salary Commensurate with Qualifications & Experience Job Summary/Basic Function Position Description: The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the Assistant Professor of Flute position beginning on August 15, 2019 for the 2019/20 academic year. Candidates with enthusiasm and a vision to work within a growing department are encouraged to apply. In this position, the successful candidate will develop, sustain, and promote the flute program with an emphasis on recruiting and retention, as well as mentoring students throughout their degree. They will also demonstrate the ability to work effectively with the department's instrumental ensembles and will participate in departmental faculty performances, specifically in collaboration with colleagues. The faculty member in this position will be expected to establish a strong regional, national, and international reputation as a teacher and performer. Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate will include applied flute lessons, flute ensemble, and other instructional activities within the candidate's areas of expertise, according to the needs of the department. Other faculty duties include student recruitment, creative/scholarly activity, and participation in departmental, college, and university service. The successful candidate will also assist the department in maintaining the positive relationships with area public schools and private instructors. There is the potential for this new faculty member to coordinate the rapidly-growing chamber music program designed for community outreach and recruiting. Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience) Qualifications/Experience: A completed (or ABD) doctoral degree in Music is strongly preferred, but candidates with a master's degree in music from an accredited institution and substantial professional experience may be considered. Artist level performing skills and demonstrated teaching ability are also expected. Strong departmental citizenship and a cooperative attitude among colleagues, students, and staff is expected of all faculty. The candidate should also demonstrate proficient verbal and written communication skills. Rank/Salary: The successful candidate will hold the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track), and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Criminal background checks: Criminal background checks will be made on finalists for the position. Department of Music: The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music is a comprehensive department within the College of Fine Arts and Communication. An important and vital link to the university and the community, the Music Department has 20 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. The department offers the Bachelor of Music degree in music education, performance, and composition; the Bachelor of Arts degree in music; and the Master of Music degree with tracks in music education and performance. Lamar University: Home to 14,000 students, Lamar is a member of the Texas State University System and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. The university is state supported and offers a wealth of collegiate opportunities for academic, personal, and professional development. Lamar's student/faculty ratio of 19:1 promotes the development of interpersonal student/faculty relationships. Programs of study lead to a variety of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and associated research opportunities. Lamar offers over 100 programs of study in the fields of Education, Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Fine Arts, Communications, Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences. Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Information: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that we employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment. Male employees 18-26 must furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System. Security-sensitive positions require background investigation. Lamar University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants receive equal consideration in the selection process. We encourage applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with physical disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made in assisting persons with disabilities to complete the application process. Please inform Human Resources if an accommodation is needed. Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience) Preferred Qualifications: Successful college/university teaching experience is preferred. A completed (or ABD) doctoral degree in Music is strongly preferred. Certification Required Key Competencies Physical Requirements Work Hours Job Conditions EEO Statement Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Veteran's Preference Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003. Security Sensitive Statement This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code --51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Lamar Expectation of Quality Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests. Disclaimer This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time. Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university. This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees. Posting Detail Information Open Date 12/13/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Application: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers for at least three professional references are required to complete the online application process. Additionally, please attach a document in the application portal with links to audio and/or video recordings of recent performances. Candidates are also encouraged to send links to videos of teaching applied lessons. Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Robert Culbertson, Flute Search Committee Chair at robert.culbertsonlamar.edu. Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://jobs.lamar.edu/postings/7220 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Please indicate the highest level of education that you have completed. PhD ABD Master's Bachelor's Associate's In what field did you earn your Doctorate degree? (Open Ended Question) The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are illegal to Use in Texas. You can search for your institution on the THECB website at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid3D2801D0-1C9F-11E8-BC500050560100A9. Copy and paste this link into a web browser in order to search under "Fraudulent or Substandard Institutions" for your college/university attended for your degree. Please check your answer BEFORE you submit your application. HR is not responsible for checking your answer nor resubmitting your application back into the pool if you do not answer this question correctly.As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THECB website referenced above? Yes, my institution IS on this list & IS not accredited. No, my institution is NOT on this list & IS accredited. How many years of experience do you have teaching at the higher education level? Also briefly list if you have graduate and/or online teaching experience & years of experience. (Open Ended Question) Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vetslamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted. Yes No Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents Letter of Interest Curriculum Vitae Link(s) to video recordings of teaching lession(s) Video of recent live concert performance (5-10 minutes) Optional Documents Unofficial Transcript 1 Letter of Reference 1 Letter of Reference 2 Letter of Reference 3 Miscellaneous

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