THE POSITION: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications and nominations for a Lecturer position in Collaborative Piano in the Department of Music. The department enjoys endowments and private scholarship funds of approximately $1.5 million, annual university performance scholarships of over $700,000, a visiting artist series, and NASM accreditation. Many performances are presented in the state-of-the-art, 1200-seat, Donald W. Reynolds performance hall.
The department serves 200 majors and minors, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees: BA, BM (Composition, Performance, Music Education), and the Master of Music with tracks in Performance, Music Education, Conducting, and Theory. The faculty is composed of 32 full-time and 6 adjunct members, most with national and international reputations.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The position’s responsibilities include rehearsing and performing with guest artists, faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates, as well as coaching and coordinating the assignments of student accompanists. Teaching applied piano to majors and minors is also expected, along with accompanying classes. Candidates should demonstrate experience in diverse styles including contemporary repertoire as well as excellent sight-reading skills. A MM is required.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best master’s universities in the South, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.
THE COMMUNITY: UCA is located in Conway, a thriving city of almost 60,000, situated in Central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is also the home of a number of major industries, two liberal arts colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and strong K-12 private schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
APPLICATION: Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, current resume, names and contact information for at least three references (NO audio files unless requested) to:
Jeffery Jarvis, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Music
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035-5003
Review of applications will begin immediately, and materials received by July 16, 2012 will receive full consideration. Candidates may be asked to submit additional information. This appointment begins in August 20, 2012.
The University of Central Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.