Job Announcement - Lecturer/Professor of Practice in the Department of the Arts
The Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Professor of Practice in Music, a non-tenure track position focused primarily on excellence in teaching and education.
The Department of the Arts has a diverse music faculty within an interdisciplinary department that spans the sonic, screen, digital and interactive arts. The music curriculum complements existing undergraduate degree offerings in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, the Electronic Arts, and graduate programs in the Electronic Arts. The School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences is home to the Center for Deep Listening, a Center devoted to the stewardship the experiential meditative practice and promoting the artistic research of the late Pauline Oliveros.
The successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses that contribute to the music program, collaborating with faculty on curriculum development as well as teaching such courses as creative musicianship, ensemble direction, sound recording, music history/literature, or Deep Listening. The department embraces diversity in musical expression, encouraging and valuing practice across all genres and cultures.
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness in music at the baccalaureate level through a teaching portfolio comprised minimally of a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and student evaluations. A terminal degree in music is required (PhD or DMA, or foreign degree equivalent). A scholarly/artistic portfolio as composer, conductor, performer, theorist, musicologist, or music technologist is expected. Candidates hoping to be considered as Professor of Practice must possess a national or international reputation for excellence in a field relevant to the position.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. Under the leadership of President Shirley Ann Jackson, the Arts at Rensselaer are incorporated integrally within her vision of a “New Polytechnic”, alongside the Institute’s traditional strengths in Engineering and Science. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.
Screening of applications will begin April 15, 2017 for an appointment that commences in Fall 2017. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, three letters of reference, and optional scholarly/artistic portfolio to:
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.