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Faculty - Music, Tenure-Track (Open Rank)

North Park University
Schiller Park, IL
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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About North ParkFounded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and the world. Located for over 125 years on the land of the Miami and Potawatomi tribes in what is today Chicago's northside, NPU has recently been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to serving diverse populations. Elevating North Park University's core distinctives of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural, NPU values diversity among its Faculty and is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color regardless of gender.

North Park University is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the United States. It is nine miles from downtown Chicago. The North Park campus has often been referred to as an oasis in the heart of the city - a place where students from urban, rural, and suburban backgrounds alike can call home. And all of this within the major metropolitan backdrop of Chicago: one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, renowned for its museums and music, and voted best large city in the U.S. for four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler.
MissionThe mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.

VisionBuilding on our core institutional identity-Christian, city-centered, intercultural-our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.

Duties And ResponsibilitiesThe School of Music, Art, and Theatre at North Park University is a supportive community of creative and diverse voices. We seek to guide and encourage students on the journey towards a sustainable creative practice, increase awareness of civic responsibility, and promote a culture of compassion through the intersection of faith and learning.

The School of Music, Art, and Theatre seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track (Open Rank) of Music position starting August 2024. The successful candidate has an innovative vision for teaching and performance that embraces the specific needs and opportunities of future student generations.

The position offers considerable flexibility depending on the candidate's expertise and vision. The successful candidate will teach, supervise, and further develop undergraduate and graduate curriculum in core musicianship, composition, music history, and music technology. They would provide leadership in part-time faculty hiring and assessment with specific emphasis on the opportunities provided by the City of Chicago. A strong instrumental performance background with an emphasis on piano performance and pedagogy is desired.
  • Strong artistic and collaborative leadership skills
  • Experience and vision using and developing innovative pedagogies in music
  • A clear aesthetic position that informs dynamic teaching
  • A strong and intentional network and music community connections
  • Committed to connecting with and supporting diverse students
  • Doctorate or PhD
  • A clear understanding and personal commitment to North Park University's mission of Christian higher education
  • Demonstrated care for all people in the campus community
  • Continuous investment in music and pedagogy related research
  • An awareness of current artistic, social, political, and educational challenges
  • Fluency in Spanish or another language in addition to English
  • Ability to work independently and with others, and to be proactive
  • Experience with Learning Management tools
  • Comfortable with using new technology
Priority to applications submitted by February 1, 2024.Benefits
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Prescription Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Remission
  • Helwig Recreation Center

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