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Adjunct Faculty - Department of Music

at Washington Adventist University

Posted: 9/16/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 11551052
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Music
Multiple Positions - Continuous Recruitment
School: School of Arts and Social Sciences

Overview of the University:

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christian university that is committed to the Seventh-day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service. Students are challenged to seize opportunities for learning in order to become moral leaders in their communities. WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students. Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities. Faith is infused in all that we do to fulfill our vision - from weekly chapel services with faculty, staff and students, to opportunities to participate in mission trips, to semi-annual community service days - our employees experience the WAU difference every day.

Our faculty have outstanding academic credentials, know their fields inside and out, and have years of experience in the classroom. They love to teach and it shows. But just as important, WAU faculty care about each student’s academic and personal success and they do everything they can to help students to achieve their goals.

Position Summary:
Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates to expand its pool of adjunct faculty in the Department of (Music) to teach day and evening courses. The department may have a need in the near future for adjunct faculty to teach 1) music education courses. Applications will be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not automatically accepted to teach at Washington Adventist University. Decisions to hire applicants are made at the discretion of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach lectures for music majors and minors
  • Teach pertinent course content using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery that promote educational and learning processes
  • Prepare course outlines and syllabi, develop course and lesson plans, and engage in the selection of textbook and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping for assigned classes and assessments as required by departmental guidelines
  • Mentor students in education and career goals

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master of Music from accredited institution in specific teaching area
  • Ability to integrate technology into course delivery
  • Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population of students
  • Prior university teaching experience or equivalent experience preferred
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the university’s philosophy, mission, and core values

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.