NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Department of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Professor of Music
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University, a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master's degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Idaho Falls, McCall, Twin Falls and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students, and 2,300 high school students through the concurrent credit program. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master's level universities in the west.
Department of Music
The NNU Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and offers degrees in Music Education, Music Ministry, Applied Music (Performance), Music Theory, and Music Industry. NNU music ensembles open for both major and non-major participation include Bella Voce, Crusader Choir, Northwesterners, concert band, the NNU Jazz Revival, jazz combos, and chamber ensembles.
Description of the Position
The person hired for this full-time tenure-track position will direct the Crusader Choir (40-50 mixed voices) and Northwesterners (16 mixed voices), and lead the music education major.
The Department seeks a dynamic teacher and musician to provide leadership in choral music, music education and music education outreach, who can bring imagination and creativity to the continued development of a successful program. Candidates must be able to must understand and foster the relationship of the University with Churches of the Nazarene in the Northwest, through church concerts and other activities.
Direct univeristy choirs (Crusader Choir and Northwesterners
Conducting, and other duties as assigned, based on qualifications and departmental need
Participate in recruiting, fundraising and public relations activities
Develop a positive relationship with area public school music educators
Participate in faculty service including committee work, collaborative endeavors, and student advising
MM or MA degree in Choral Conducting or Music Education. Continuing contract dependent on active pursuit of terminal degree.
Evidence of at least five years experience teaching public school K-12 in choral and/or general music.
History of service to the music education and choral community.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic teaching methodologies.
Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population.
The University requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and they must be comfortable and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle statements of NNU.
DME, DMA, DA, or PhD in Music Education (ABD may be considered)
Evidence of successful administration of a choral program.
Demonstrated evidence of effective student recruitment.
Knowledge of elementary music methodologies (i.e., Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, and Gordon).
Demonstrated success as a conductor and/or performer.
Evidence of integration of technology into teaching.
The salary will be determined based on the educational background and experience of the candidate. NNUs generous benefits package includes health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and an excellent retirement plan.
To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:
Letter of interest
NNU Application form
Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
Responses to the NNU Christian Mission requirements
Two references from professional associates
A pastors reference letter
Transcripts - Unofficial are acceptable for the hiring process; official may be required upon hire
Send, fax or email a completed application packet to :
Office of Human Resources
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone : (208) 467-8036
Fax : 208-467-8587
Email : hr(at)nnu.edu
Posted 11/21/2012. Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until positions are filled
Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).