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Adjunct Faculty - Music, Popular Music Program

Company: William Paterson University
Location: Wayne
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Title:

Adjunct Faculty - Music, Popular Music Program (Job ID:727)

Posting Date:

03/10/2020

Department:

Music

Summary:

William Paterson University invites applications for adjunct faculty within the College of the Arts and Communication, Department of Music, Popular Music program.

Applicants will only be contacted if and when there is an immediate need or on an exploratory basis. Applications are valid for a two-year period, at which point they will be deleted from the system. Please feel free to reapply after two years with updated information. For general questions, please email talent@wpunj.edu

Courses in the Popular Music program generally taught by adjunct faculty include, but are not limited to:

  • Pop Music Vocal Ensemble
  • Songwriting
  • Popular Music & Genre Study
  • Internship in Popular Music
  • Contemporary Song Studies

Department and Program Overview:

The Department of Music at William Paterson University of New Jersey is a community of musician-educators committed to professionalism in teaching, performance and creative activity, scholarship, and community service. We collaborate to provide the foundations of professional musicianship for all music majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to help all students discover the central role of music in the university context, and to create a thriving cultural life on the campus and in the community through performances at the highest artistic level. We provide the resources, guidance, and diverse environment that motivate our students to seek excellence as they build and maintain careers in music.

The Department of Music offers BA, BM and MM degrees. BM programs provide professional training with a performance focus, with degrees in Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music and Entertainment Industries, Performance, and Sound Engineering Arts. The two BA degrees, Music Studies and Music Studies with Popular Music Emphasis, are liberal arts degrees, with less emphasis on performance. At the graduate level three concentrations within the Master of Music are offered: Jazz Studies (available with either a performance or arranging emphasis), Music Education, and Music and Entertainment Industries. The music department partners with WP's Cotsakos College of Business in an MBA with a Music Industries concentration. Regular performances include large and small ensembles of students and faculty on the Midday Recital Series, the New Music Series, the Jazz Room Series, and in individual special concerts.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music, Emphasis in Popular Music serves to study contemporary popular music through the lens of social media and through the study of songwriting. Social media has become the conduit through which music is marketed, discussed and disseminated. This is true for the large music and entertainment industry conglomerates as well as for independent artists. Thus an examination of popular music now requires a study of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, blogging and the like. To more completely grasp the nature of contemporary popular music an introduction to the songwriting process if offered. Students graduating from this program might find themselves managing a social media campaign for Facebook, Twitter, etc., for a musical other than business concern. They may enter the worlds of music journalism. Ethnomusicology, music licensing public relations, legal professions, or they might use the knowledge gained for advancing their own musical aspirations.

For more information about the Music Department, please visit

https://www.wpunj.edu/coac/departments/music/

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating relevant course syllabi
  • Communicating student assessments and progress using Blackboard and other online platforms such as Starfish, to flag student issues and offer positive reinforcement
  • Responding to students in a time-sensitive and thorough manner
  • Contributing to student success by providing consistent and effective support and guidance through role modeling and mentoring
  • Communicating with Popular Music Studies coordinator and/or Music Department chairperson about students who may need extra help and other relevant student information

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the specific course field
  • One or more years teaching in higher education

Personal Attributes and Traits:

  • Thrives in a collegial, cooperative environment
  • Dedicated to excellence and achieving positive outcomes
  • Ability to interact with others in a positive manner
  • Capacity to fulfill professional responsibilities with a strong sense of moral duty and obligation to the work at hand

Interested candidates should:

  • Complete an online application
  • Submit a curriculum vitae/resume and cover letter

Application review is ongoing and continuous.

Applicants will only be contacted if and when there is a need or on an exploratory basis. Applications are valid for a two-year period, at which point they will be deleted from the system. Please feel free to reapply after two years with updated information.

General questions related to this application process should be directed to talent@wpunj.edu

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre- professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Keywords: William Paterson University, Wayne , Adjunct Faculty - Music, Popular Music Program, Other , Wayne, New Jersey

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