The Department of Music in the College of the Arts seeks applicants for a non-tenure-track, limited-term faculty position for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022, and ending May 8, 2023. The position will have the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor based on credentials. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.
Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff.
The Department of Music is made up of 27 full-time faculty and six part-time instructors. It offers a comprehensive music program whose faculty and students present over 150 performances a year. The department offers the BM, BA, MMP, and MAT degrees. Valdosta State University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The position will be responsible for teaching applied Tuba and Euphonium; working with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra as a Principal Tuba, and working with brass chamber ensembles and studio classes. The position will also be responsible for student recruitment in the Tuba/ Euphonium studio, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.
- Master in Music;
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- DMA or Ph.D. in Music;
- A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
- Tuba or Euphonium experience;
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
- A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
The VSU College of the Arts includes the Department of Art & Design, the Department of Music, and the Department of Communication Arts (Communication, Emergent Media, Mass Media, Public Relations, Theatre & Dance). The College of the Arts is also home to the award-winning Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Peach State Summer Theatre, designated as the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia. VSU is accredited by NASAD, NASM, and NAST. With nearly 90 faculty members and approximately 1,000 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information visit https://www.valdosta.edu/coa.
Valdosta State University, founded in 1906 and elevated to university status in 1993, is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission-style architecture, and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 11,500 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. Located in the city of Valdosta, the city is a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. The city is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit https://www.valdosta.edu and for more information about the community visit http:// www.valdostachamber.com
How to apply
Online application is required and should be submitted at https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/finance-admin/human-resources/employment-opportunities.php.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that provides a weblink for recent performances (audio and/or video), current list of references (that includes contact information), and unofficial transcripts.
A review of completed applications will begin on July 6, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Dr. Isrea Butler, Department Head, via email at [email protected] or phone at 229-333-5804.
VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a nondiscrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.