Job Announcement: Rider University

by justindburton on February 29, 2012

Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University, through its School of Fine and Performing Arts, announces an opening for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2012 on the University’s Lawrenceville campus.

Applicants should possess a terminal degree in music (Ph.D., D.M.A., D.M.), and have a specialty in contemporary American popular music and music technology. The candidate’s research and scholarly activity should reflect emphasis in multiple popular cultural media studies, including music, film, television and technology. A broad classroom experience with music and cultural studies is expected. Additional experience with traditional (non-popular music) courses is preferred.

The teaching load is six sections per academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in American/International popular music, culture, technology, and theory. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to assist the department through advising, recruitment, participation in departmental and school activities, and development of our dynamic program in popular music.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally-diverse backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to working with, such a diverse population. Rider University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or any other non-job related criteria. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

All applicants must complete an on-line application at, “Employment Opportunities; Create Application” and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and a detailed statement of professional experience, as well as research/professional goals and needs. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts as appropriate and three letters of recommendation are also required and can be sent separately to: Manager of Employment, Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Please reference position 315453.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam or disabled veteran status or any other non-job related criteria.

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