Description:The Department of Music at the University of Delaware seeks a distinguished percussion performer and teacher to lead our applied percussion program. Full-time faculty appointment, at open rank, will commence in August of 2020. Responsibilities include teaching applied percussion and percussion ensemble, with possible assignments in related courses (e.g., percussion pedagogy, chamber coaching); maintaining an active national and international performing career; developing and implementing regional, national, and international recruiting strategies; possible collaboration with peers in faculty ensembles; and collegial participation in departmental activities. The final assignment of duties will be based on the needs of the department and the expertise of the candidate. Salary for this position will be commensurate with rank, qualifications, and experience. Qualified candidates will have an established record of excellence in college teaching and professional performance. Experience in directing and administering a collegiate percussion ensemble is preferred. An earned doctorate in Percussion Performance or related field (or the equivalent in professional experience) is required.
The University: The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a Research 1, land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university with a student population of approximately 24,000.
The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. University faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars and professionals. University graduates are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service.
The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn, and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population. The city of Newark, with a population of approximately 30,000, is located in northeastern Delaware, fourteen miles southwest of Wilmington, the principal city of the state. Students and faculty have easy access to cultural events and performance opportunities in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The Department: Our mission in the Department of Music is to provide the best educational opportunities for music majors’ professional development as performers, educators, and scholars. Music faculty offer an integrated curriculum oriented toward developing musicianship, creative thinking, and professionalism, enriched by collaborative initiatives and innovative community partnerships. As a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, we seek to provide optimal resources for significant musical growth through departmental ensembles, private study, and academic music courses available music majors, the general student, and others in the University community. The department comprises 60 full- and part-time faculty and professionals. The Department of Music enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate students. We offer Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music, Music Education, and Theory and Composition; Bachelor of Arts with a major in music and concentration in Music Management; and Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Teaching. We provide opportunities for cultural enrichment to the University community and its constituencies, as well as leadership and support to music educators and other musicians in the region.
Application: Send letter of application, current C.V., contact information for three references, and online links to a minimum of 5-7 representative audio or video recordings that demonstrate diverse styles and a range of instrumentation. Live performances are preferred. The curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation will be shared with departmental faculty. Electronic submissions preferred. Materials sent directly to the committee will not be returned.
Questions may be directed to:
Dr. Lauren Reynolds
Chair, Percussion Search Committee
Department of Music
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
All materials must be postmarked by November 22, 2019.
The Department of Music has a diverse and inclusive faculty. We welcome all candidates, desiring to expand our knowledge and experience base, and cultivate creative innovation.
Internal Number: 494093
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/