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Announcing Search: Visiting Lecturer of Music

Choral Conducting and Music Education

The Department of Music at UMBC seeks a Visiting Lecturer of Choral Conducting and Music Education for the 2023-2024 academic year, to begin August 2023. This individual will be responsible for conducting the Camerata Concert Choir and teaching undergraduate courses in choral music education with additional teaching responsibilities in conducting and/or vocal pedagogy.  Additional duties can include other departmental instruction, service, or responsibilities in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application. The UMBC Music Department is particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

A master’s degree or higher in music is required, along with evidence of teaching experience. The complete application package must include:  a letter of interest including a detailed statement of qualifications, a current CV, dated links for up to 3 video excerpts totaling no more than 30 minutes of material demonstrating choral conducting skills (diverse contexts welcome), a separate statement with examples addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and three reference contacts. Additional materials may be requested later.  Those with experience employing culturally responsive approaches or integrating musical, social-emotional, or social justice learning goals are encouraged to highlight that in their materials.

For best consideration, please submit all application materials through interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/124094) by May 22, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Cella, Chair, Department of Music:  cella@umbc.edu.

Located in the heart of the culturally rich Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is a growing, diverse, and supportive community enrolling 160 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs. All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional and national level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music and some with creative activities that include music as a vehicle for civic engagement and social justice. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music. Seehttps://music.umbc.edu/ for more details.

UMBC, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Posted: April 28, 2023, 3:08 PM