Lecturer in Music, Strings



Job description

Farmville, VA

Position #F0347

Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in the Department of Music (#F0347) to begin August 2019.

The Department of Music at Longwood University is seeking to create a new strings program, which will begin with private lessons for string instruments and chamber music opportunities for students. The second phase will be the creation of a string orchestra and finally a full orchestra. The successful candidate will be a keystone in creating this exciting new program and will also teach courses in the Core http://jobs.world.edu/wp-admin/post.php?post=62833&action=edit#edit_timestampCurriculum. Applicants must have at minimum, a master’s degree in Violin/Viola by August of 2019 as well as university-level teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to student recruitment and the development of relationships with secondary school music teachers, show flexibility regarding teaching load, and be willing to collaborate.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching applied violin/viola
  • recruiting and maintaining a string studio
  • directing a string ensemble
  • coaching chamber music groups
  • teaching string techniques courses
  • teaching World Music, Music Appreciation, or other core curriculum courses
  • performing on and off campus as soloist, chamber musician or in other professional ensembles
  • collaboration with colleagues and attendance at university and departmental events

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. The Department of Music has 18 full-time and part-time faculty serving 60 music majors and the entire campus community through our general education curriculum offerings.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply, please email a single PDF attachment that includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy that includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, and names and contact details of three references (indicate Position #F0347 in the subject line) to: music@longwood.edu

Please submit a “Release of Information Form” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc), and “EEO Data Collection Form” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf). The EEO form is voluntary. Please indicate Position #F0347 and submit documents to:

Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Phone: 434-395-2074
Fax: 434-395-2666
Email: humres@longwood.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/police/public-site/2018-annual-security-and-fire-report-FINAL.pdfAhard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (01-09-19)