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Faculty, Music and Dance (Voice/Music Education) - Salem State University

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Salem, MA
Position: Faculty, Music and Dance (Voice/Music Education)
Deadline: November 15, 2023
Posted: October 23, 2023

Job Description / Duties

General Statement of Duties

The Music & Dance department at Salem State University invites applicants for a full-time temporary position beginning September 2024. We seek a colleague with an expertise in voice/choral conducting as well as the ability to teach courses in music education and other music courses according to the needs of the program. The position may be reappointed for up to two additional years subject to available funding, and with continued growth of the program it is expected there may be additional tenure track lines in the departments.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for choral music activities, teaching, evaluating and reviewing courses in music education, and proposing changes as necessary. Candidates with experience in a diverse range of musical styles are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in recruitment activities, advise students, attend department meetings and participate in departmental committees, tasks and duties. Our department has a strong commitment to the inclusion and engagement of our growing population of diverse students, and the institution as a whole is in the process of gaining recognition as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution).

Salem State University is committed to excellence in teaching. We pride ourselves in providing first-rate classroom experiences and supervising intensive learning opportunities such as research and internships. Many of our students are first-generation, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and adult learners. Salem State University is located in the Greater Boston area in the historic city of Salem, Massachusetts. The Greater Boston region is famous for its world-class education, healthcare, and business enterprises and the area offers numerous opportunities for professional and personal enrichment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

- Master's degree in music
- Experience teaching music in an educational setting
- Evidence of experience teaching or performing diverse musical styles

Preferred Qualifications:

- Doctoral degree in music or terminal degree in a related field from an accredited institution
- Demonstrated excellence in conducting vocal ensembles and teaching vocal music at the university level
- Commitment to anti-racist, culturally responsive teaching
- Demonstrated excellence in recruiting and retention in music and/or choral music at the collegiate level
- Advising and/or mentoring experience
- A demonstrated commitment to music education within a liberal arts environment at a comprehensive university
- As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty/librarian ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.

Additional Information

Working Conditions:
This is an on-site, in-person position.

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, DEI statement, and (unofficial) transcripts. Completed application materials submitted by November 15th, 2023, will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information

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