The Department of Music invites applicants for a Tenure-Track nine-month appointment as an Artist in Residence and Teacher of Piano. Successful applicants must have a doctorate or distinguished professional profile in piano/accompanying or distinguished in professional experience, such as university/conservatory teaching and/or significant professional experience in a major performing venue. In addition, successful applicants must have demonstrated excellence as a collaborative artist in both vocal and instrumental repertoire. Commitment in preparing students for a collaborative career in music is desirable.
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, XULA is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the mission of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.
Other responsibilities include:
Studio instruction for undergraduate piano majors;
Coordinating aspects of the accompanying program and participating in on-and-off campus performances as accompanist for faculty and student recitals;
Participation in student recruiting, auditions, recital hearings, recitals and committees;
Teach other classes as determined by the needs of the department and the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate; and
Creative/scholarly activity, and service contributions as appropriate for a university faculty member.
Application procedures: Log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of application (addressed to Dr. Timothy Turner, Search Committee Chair), a recent CD and/or DVD recording of representative repertoire (indicating dates of performance), statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and a separate document containing the names, titles, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for all three individuals providing letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must speak to the applicant’s academic training and suitability for this position; teaching experiences; area of scholarship; and ability to work with undergraduate students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Rank and salary are commensurate with rank and experience.
Xavier University of Louisiana is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and women and U.S. racial and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
The University’s major academic units are the College of Arts and Sciences (which awards baccalaureate degrees as well as master’s degrees in Education, Counseling, and Public Health Sciences, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership) and the College of Pharmacy (which awards the Doctor of Pharmacy degree). The University also awards the M.Th. in Theology through its Institute for Black Catholic Studies.
Xavier offers preparation in more than 40 major areas on the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Undergraduate students, regardless of their major are required to complete forty hours of core curriculum courses that challenges students to think critically and innovatively about their world, regions, communities, and themselves.
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