Temporary Faculty Position in Music Theory and Cello

Dept. of Music

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Music at Kutztown University is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Cello beginning Fall 2024. This position can be eligible for rollover and is not a one-year replacement position such as for a sabbatical. The candidate will teach all levels of music theory and aural skills and will provide studio instruction in cello to undergraduate music majors and minors at Kutztown University.

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: Masters in Music (degree requirements include Music, Music Performance, Music Education, or a related music field), and a minimum of one academic year of related teaching experience. Preferred: Doctorate in Music. Preference may be given to those with the ability to teach orchestration, arranging, composition, music technology, and/or to teach in distance learning formats. Teaching in distance learning format maybe required. Note: if course/s format would change to hybrid and/or online, it will require successful completion of the Teaching Online Certification Course offered through Kutztown University. Other duties as assigned. The candidate will be expected to maintain and develop the respective string studio in support of the orchestral and chamber music programs at KU. The ideal candidate will be an excellent performer who is committed to teaching and collaboration.

A candidate is required to successfully complete the interview process including demonstration of teaching, and professional string instrument performance ability to be considered a finalist. Recommendation for hiring is required from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the department. To apply, please send a letter of application, current resume with references, a link to video and/or audio performances, and transcripts for all completed or in progress degrees. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees will be required prior to a campus interview. Materials should be submitted electronically to music@kutztown.edu with “Cello/Music Theory – Last Name” indicated in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Music is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University and serves over 200 music majors across six degree programs.  The Department of Music enjoys full NASM membership and offers fully accredited degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Commercial Music, and Music Business as well as several minors.  For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Peter Isaacson at isaacson@kutztown.edu.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.