University of Michigan
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Faculty Post Available
Post: Open, Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Organ.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE. As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression as a means of enacting justice and achieving and sustaining excellence.
Duties: The appointee will teach applied private instruction at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; teach organ literature classes; hold weekly studio classes; and fulfill other required departmental needs, which could include instruction in sacred music and/or improvisation.
The appointee will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence; create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise; and develop and maintain a visible national and international profile as a performer and a pedagogue. The appointee will also be expected to participate in faculty governance; attend faculty meetings and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate; perform as a soloist and in ensembles; and engage in innovative artistic collaborations on campus.
Required: Graduate degree in organ performance, or equivalent professional experience; demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities; demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching by having presented master classes, maintained private studios, and/or served as a faculty member at institution(s) of higher learning; thorough knowledge of the organ’s repertoire and history; evidence of a commitment to recruiting and maintaining a successful organ studio; the ability to teach or advise socially-engaged sacred music projects; and evidence of potential for a national and international profile as a performer and pedagogue.
Preferred: A sustained and distinguished professional record as a performer; expertise in sacred music strongly desirable; sustained effort to make organ repertoire and history more inclusive; and DMA degree or equivalent professional experience.
Rank: Open, tenure track
To Apply: Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. Required documents to be uploaded are: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School’s commitments. To apply, please visit Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/89990. Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account.
Deadline: Review of materials will begin September 15, 2021. Materials will be accepted until September 15, 2021.