Director of Bands/Instructor of MusicClarke University, Dubuque, IA
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Clarke University is a leading independent, coeducational, Catholic university with majors in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Maryin Dubuque, Iowa, Clarke University is an intimate learning community that lives practically by four Core Values: Education, Charity, Justice, and Freedom. These values emanate from its founder, Mary Frances Clarke, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and those who follow their example to provide learning experiences that are relevant and forward looking. The Clarke Compass, designed for undergraduate students, integrates the liberal arts, experiential learning, major courses of study, cocurricular offerings and the Core Values to produce career-and life-ready graduates who service the Common Good, defined as that which all members of society need in order to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. To this end, we strive to respect diversity, practice inclusion and seek equity.
For more information, please visit www.clarke.edu.
Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, Director of Bands/Instructor of Music beginning August 2019. The initial three-year appointment has the possibility of continued contract renewal. Responsibilities include: directing the Wind and Jazz Ensembles and teaching courses based upon the candidate’s expertise, music program needs, and Clarke general education support. Regular outreach to high school programs across the region is expected for recruitment of instrumental performance and music education majors as well as non-music majors to participate in ensembles. This position also has the possibility of developing new instrumental ensembles and innovative performances within the Clarke Community. The candidate will participate in other activities defined by the department and university administration.
A Masters of Music degree in instrumental conducting, music education or woodwind performance is required, ABD or Doctorate preferred. Preference for candidates with demonstrated recruitment experience, potential for regional/national performance, and record of successful teaching and/or commitment to the liberal arts tradition in a small collegiate setting. Candidates with prior collegiate teaching and instrumental conducting experience are preferred.
As an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools in Music (NASM), Clarke boasts a strong and vibrant music program. Undergraduate majors include Music and Music Education. Activities and events in the music department provide a rich musical environment for the university as well as the local community.
At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied – it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.
To apply for this position, visit http://clarke.applicantopool.com and upload a current CV/resume, letter of application and references directly on our site. Priority review of submissions will begin March 8.
For more information, please visit www.clarke.edu
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