The Washington and Lee University Department of Music invites applications for a one year, sabbatical replacement Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music position. The appointment begins July 1, 2022.
This teacher-artist will teach courses in the music core curriculum, including Theory III, History I/II, and Post-Tonal Music. The person in this position will also teach various departmental liberal arts survey courses (i.e. Intro to Music, World Music, etc.), depending on candidate qualifications and interests. The total teaching load for the year will be six courses.
Applicants should possess a record of teaching excellence at the university level and a commitment to expanding the curriculum methodology beyond the traditional Western music cannon. The department places a premium on good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a team. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Strong candidates should possess a doctorate in music. A master’s degree is required. Experience teaching in a liberal arts context is desirable.
Candidates should submit:
• a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
• a CV
• contact information for three references
• a sample syllabus for Music History I, II, Theory III, or Post-Tonal Music
All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/103881.
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2022. Please submit your file by this date for full consideration.
For more information, please contact Dr. Shane Lynch, Head of the Department of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org.
W&L is ranked in the top twelve liberal arts institutions. The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as a minor in music. Students may also pursue teacher education endorsement in music education. Our department is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches within the department and its curriculum. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
Lexington, Virginia is friendly and vibrant small town located at the southern end of the scenic Shenandoah Valley, with ample offerings to enjoy arts, music, food, and outdoor recreation. More information about Lexington and surrounding area can be found at: https://lexingtonvirginia.com/.