Humanities Music Instrumental/Piano Faculty Position
Posted: March 18, 2013
Darton State College is a progressive, rapidly growing State College within the State of Georgia. The main campus is located in the major city of Albany, with five satellite higher education centers in the state.
Darton State College, one of the newest State Colleges within the University System of Georgia (USG) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Baccalaureate and Associate degrees and certificates. The Commission on Colleges has classified Darton State College as a Level II Institution. Darton recruits both nationally and internationally. Opened in 1966, Darton State College has experienced a growth rate of over 93% since 2001 and currently enrolls over 6,100 students in Baccalaureate, transfer, two-year associate degree programs and one-year career certificate programs. Darton State College also offers a comprehensive continuing education program.
Responsibilities of the position include:
- Teach applied piano, class piano, and college music courses as assigned
- Direct instrumental ensembles
- Actively recruit students for the division and the college
- Collaborate with other faculty at the College in performances and presentations
- Incorporate multiple genres into music performances
- Promote Darton and the Music Department as an ambassador in the community
- Advise an assigned group of students
- Participate in division and college committees and projects
- Engage in scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding in the form of fellowships, grants, exhibits, and similar kinds of support
- Participate in the division’s Scholarship Fund Raising activities
- Assist in the college’s research efforts
- Establish a record of scholarly or creative work such as research, publications, compositions, performances, presentations, continuing education, leadership, and site visits
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Teaching at off-campus sites and online
- Ph.D. or D.M.A. in music or with at least 18 graduate semester hours or 27 graduate quarter hours in the discipline
- College experience teaching musiccourses
- Commitment to the teaching and learning process in a four-year college
- Computer literacy and willingness to use technology for classroom instruction and distance learning
- Preparation and willingness to teach day, night, and Saturday classes, off-campus sites and distance learning classes
- Full-time, tenure-track, twelve-month position available August 9, 2013.
- Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor
- Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
- Faculty receive all benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Social Security, liability insurance, and Workman's Compensation.
A Complete Application Must Include:
- A current resume
- Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications
- A separate statement of philosophy reflecting the applicant's commitment to student learning and success within a state college, including his/her commitment to “Complete College Georgia” and “Complete College America”
- Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four current references
- Unofficial transcripts for application. Official transcripts of all college work required prior to employment
- A sample course syllabus
- An on-campus interview will be required prior to an official offer of the position
- A test for office applications on personal computers will be conducted after the on-campus interview
- Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation
Review of applications begins immediately.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply
Contacts: Gulma Heflin or Robbin Burriss (Staff), Beth Tison or Barbara Blackburn (Faculty)
Any corrections/updates to information listed on these pages are required to go through the contacts listed above.