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University of Wisconsin System
Milwaukee County, WI
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Choral Music Education Lecturer Position Number 02301646 Division Peck School of the Arts Department B2160 MUSIC DEPARTMENT Position Type Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Faculty & Instructional Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education within a multifaceted environment of academic disciplines, and is the largest professional degree granting music department in the UW System. Located within the cultural mainstream of a thriving metropolis of over one million people, we serve the greater scholarly and musical communities through academic research, lectures and seminars, performances, and instruction. Our renowned artist faculty and alumni have active professional careers with the Milwaukee & Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Florentine Opera, Present Music, and more. Students perform as soloists, chamber musicians, and with professional Milwaukee-area ensembles while earning their degree.

The Peck School of Arts offers twenty undergraduate and graduate degree programs serving more than 2,100 student majors, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive arts schools in the region. The Peck School is a vital home for the arts, presenting more than 350 events each year.

Job Summary

The Department of Music is seeking a colleague in Choral Music Education appointed at the level of Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach courses in Music Education as the candidate's expertise warrants, assist in management of the music education area, and conduct Bella Voce, UWM's advanced treble choir. The candidate will actively recruit for the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in a full range of faculty governance and service activities within the University and Department of Music.

Specific tasks and duties:
  1. Teach courses assigned from the following areas of need:
  • Teaching Secondary Choral Music
  • Teaching Secondary General Music
  • Keyboard Skills for Music Educators
  • Introduction to Teaching Music
  • Field Experience in Music Education
  • Introduction to Conducting
  • Graduate Seminar
  1. Supervise choral student teachers
  2. Conduct Bella Voce or other choirs as assigned
  3. Assist the Music Education Area Head with advising of music education majors, juries and other activities
  4. Assist the Director of Choral Activities with choral area activities and festivals as needed
  5. Participate in Music Department faculty meetings, University and Music Department committees, and service

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by the Music Department Chair or Dean of the Peck School of the Arts.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have:
  • A degree (bachelor's, master's, or doctorate) in music education
  • A graduate degree (master's or doctorate) in music education or choral conducting
  • Evidence of success as director of a choral ensemble
  • 3 years of successful teaching experience with certification at the K-12 level

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years of successful K-12 teaching experience
  • Doctorate in Music Education or Choral Conducting
  • Demonstration of a clear, engaging, and efficient teaching style that leads to accurate, technically sound, and expressive choral singing
  • A record of successful Music Education instruction and supervision at the college level
  • Successful experience as the primary director of a collegiate choral ensemble
  • Documented record of successful recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students
  • A record of scholarly and creative work which could include recordings, performances, publications, conference and workshop presentations, and participation in professional organizations

Application Instructions

Complete applications will include:
  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A 10-15 minute video recording of choral performances and/or rehearsals conducted by the candidate, submitted electronically
  • The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • This is a continuous recruitment that will be open until the position is filled. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 04/11/2022 Position Contact Name Zack Durlam Contact Phone (414) 229-2869 Contact Email Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

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UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document 1
  • References
  • Teaching Philosophy

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