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Job SummaryApplications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Instructor, Music.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage and direct the University’s choral ensembles including (but not limited to) the University Chorale and Chamber Singers ensembles.
- Assist in creating/developing the Music Department’s String Program.
- Teach Applied Music classes in Strings to University students.
- Assist in developing/directing the University’s String Ensemble/Orchestra.
- Develop and execute effective recruitment and retention strategies for the ensembles he/she manages.
- Teach additional courses as assigned by the chair of the department–e.g., theory, aural training, piano proficiency, string/choral techniques etc.
- Evaluate students’ work promptly and with fairness.
- Submit final grades on time.
- Be available to students during the office hours provided in the course outline.
- Attend department and School of Humanities staff meetings as well as university faculty meetings regularly.
- Attend student recitals.
- Perform for faculty recitals.
- Be actively involved in projects which would develop the University’s music program.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
- A Master of Music degree in String Performance/Choral Conducting or a related field.
- At least 2 years of experience in teaching music at the tertiary level, with significant experience in developing and directing choral and/or string programs.
- Ability to teach additional core content including theory, history, aural training, choral/string techniques, piano proficiency.
- Piano performance skills up to late intermediate or advanced level would be an advantage.
- A willingness to go the extra mile with struggling students – e.g., giving study tips, extra help with difficult topics, personal advice or counseling.
- Assist in non-classroom activities of the department or the School of Humanities when needed–e.g., tasks related to concerts, seminars & workshops, department socials, etc.
- Be a team player.
- Be time and results oriented.
- Be personable, discreet, highly motivated, and customer oriented.
- Be an excellent communicator, both written and oral.
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate faith and learning in the classroom.
- Demonstrate the ability to appreciate diverse cultures at USC.
- Be committed to the high spiritual, moral and ethical values of the institution.
The University wishes to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.