Visiting Instructor of Flute 497674

Beaumont, Texas, United States

Job description

Position Type: Faculty

Position Number: 497674

Department: Music

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Position Description:
The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University is seeking a highly qualified person to fill the Visiting Instructor of Flute position beginning on August 15, 2018 for the 2018/19 academic year. The Department of Music actively encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals of every sexual orientation in keeping with the University’s policy of promoting diversity throughout the institution. Candidates with enthusiasm and a vision to work with 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 and national reputation as a teacher and performer.

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 (which currently includes Music Theory). 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 school and private instructors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications/Experience: A DMA degree or ABD is preferred, but a candidate with a masters 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. Successful college/university teaching experience is preferred.

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.

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. Lamars 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 underrepresented 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:

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.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications & Experience

Open Until Filled: Yes

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. Andrew McMahan, Director of Bands and Flute Search Committee Chair at

Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Rank/Salary: The successful candidate will hold the rank of Instructor, and salary will be commensurate with the candidates qualifications and experience.

Criminal background checks: Criminal background checks will be made on finalists for the position.

How to apply

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Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.