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Job description: 

Job description:

 The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music seeks Faculty Associates to teach two courses: Beginning Composition (MTC 123) in spring 2020, a core course in the undergraduate Composition program in the School of Music, and Beginning Songwriting (MUS 294), an undergraduate elective.

The successful candidate(s) will teach in-person courses, prepare course materials, evaluate student work, and assist students. Faculty Associates positions are one semester, non-benefits eligible, fixed-term appointment with no tenure implications, not to exceed .40 FTE. The number of courses are contingent upon needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.

The Beginning Composition course (MTC 123) is intended or freshmen and sophomores in the composition concentration, introducing composing techniques. This course may be repeated for credit. The class is taught with a combination of short lectures, class discussions, and collaborative exercises. More about the composition and theory program can be found on the School of Music website: https://music.asu.edu/degree-programs/composition-theory?dept=151166&id=1.

The Beginning Songwriting course (MUS 294) covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students. Songwriting is a unique art form involving many personal and technical skill sets. Beginning Songwriting takes participants on a learning journey through the songwriting process from inspiration to production while continually reinforcing personal perspective and decision making. Each week will feature a different topic relating to the songwriting process with activities that emphasize introspective, collaborative, and technical learning. Weekly topics include: the self, words, storytelling, melody, harmony, form, putting it all together, collaboration, and sharing. The semester will concluded with an optional open-mic style sharing session. Open to everyone. No experience required.

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About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With more than 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

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Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

 

  • MM in a related field of music.
  • 2+ years of university teaching the course topic OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

 

  • Earned doctorate.
  • Demonstrated experience developing curricula.
  • Five years of university teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Creative Activity/Scholarly research interests and achievement as demonstrated through performances, presentations and/or publications.
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

 Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae or resume. Qualifying candidates will be contacted directly for references or additional information, if necessary.

In the cover letter, please indicate the course(s) for which you would like to be a Faculty Associate.  Example Subject: Faculty Associate ADE 321

One semester contract for part-time, non-benefits eligible position. Number of courses contingent upon unit needs, funding, and sufficient enrollment.

Salary contingent upon qualifications and assigned teaching load.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

 26-Dec-2019 is the first applicant review. Additional reviews will continue every week thereafter until filled. Final close date 24-Feb-2020

Additional unit details: 

For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music, please visit our website: https://music.asu.edu/

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, or music therapy as well as three minors in music performance, music studies, and musical theatre; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or music history and literature; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy, or music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting, or performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus.

Additional ASU details: 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.