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18 Oct 2018

Part-Time Artist in Residence and University Organist

Wesleyan University  Middletown, Connecticut, United States

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Job Description

The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly creative performer and scholar with a primary background in organ performance. Responsibilities include teaching organ, teaching other topics related to the candidate’s area of expertise, regular performances, and supervising the university organs and historical keyboards. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge and expand upon canonical and global thinking, are welcome. This is a three-year appointment for a three-quarter-time position to begin July 1, 2019. The teaching load is three courses per year (2+1).

Additional responsibilities include creating and administering concerts, and supervising tutorials with undergraduate and graduate students.

There are no mandatory Sunday or ceremonial duties.

Courses given by the Music department range from introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: African American, American, African, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics from traditional, contemporary and experimental perspectives.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualification is Master’s degree in music or a related field.

Special Instructions To Applicants
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are
(1) a letter of interest,
(2) a curriculum vitae,
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and
(4) a sample of work, which could include published articles or reviews, audio or video recordings, or any combination that best reflects interests and potentials. As part of the cover letter or teaching statement we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information
Applications completed on or before January 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Deb Shore at if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.For further instructions, look here:

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Work Sample


How to apply

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Job Posting Number: F00203
Position Title: Artist in Residence and University Organist
Department: Music Department-1015
Job Category: Faculty Posting
Position Type: Part-Time Job

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups.

Job Categories: Music. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: artist, education, free, music, teacher, and teaching. States: Connecticut.

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