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  • Waco, Texas, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Artist - Teacher of Viola School of Music Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Aug 28, 2023 Deadline: Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Description: The School of Music at Baylor University is looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Viola. APPOINTMENT DATE: August 2024 RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruit and maintain an outstanding studio of viola majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teach undergraduate and graduate viola students. Teach viola orchestral repertoire, viola methods classes and possible additional allied subjects (such as string chamber literature). Coach chamber music. Engage in meaningful professional and creative activity at the national and international levels as a performer/artist. Provide service at both the School of Music and University levels. Contribute fully to the artistic and intellectual life of Baylor University and the School of Music. RANK AND SALARY: Full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas , Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education ; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate , guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Qualifications: Master's degree (in hand at appointment start date) or exceptional commensurate professional experience required; doctorate preferred. An exceptional reputation as a performer at the national and international levels. Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching viola at the university level preferred. A proven track record for recruiting talented students preferred. Experience teaching students of diverse backgrounds and inclusion in teaching/learning and in professional activities required. Application Instructions: To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/130861 Screening of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following: Signed letter of application Curriculum vitae Transcript Contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation may be requested and who may be contacted Written responses to the questions found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yrnehDuJBnVtK5cismvkUbgf8j3l-PMQVK2lGuvDS80/edit?usp=sharing Additional materials, such as teaching videos, may be requested following the initial review period Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Todd Meehan Chair of the Search Committee Todd_Meehan@baylor.edu Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled Copyright 2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-70894e0689dc594195bf0d21b9390b77
  • Arlington, Texas, Job Summary: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction (Teacher Education) beginning Fall 2024. Essential Duties: This position has a priority focus on the practices and scholarship of teacher education. Successful candidates will 1) cultivate and maintain a successful program of research and scholarship; 2) teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in both traditional and online formats; 3) actively seek external funding opportunities commensurate with rank; and 4) engage in service to the department, university, community, and professional organizations. Candidates may possess an affiliation with a variety of disciplines ( ESL , STEM , literacy, special education, etc.) and will also have a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving culturally and linguistically diverse students. Required Qualifications: Required qualifications for appointment at the Assistant level include: an earned doctorate in Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or related discipline (awarded by August 2024) demonstrated potential to engage in high-quality research and grant writing knowledge of and/or experience in preservice and graduate teacher education demonstrated potential to effectively engage and collaborate with a diverse array of K-12 partners and stakeholders in teacher education Additional required qualifications for appointment at the Associate level include: a defined research agenda and a strong record of scholarly publications evidence of prior grant funding evidence of strong undergraduate and/or graduate teaching at the higher education level, particularly in teacher education evidence of effective engagement and collaboration with a diverse array of K-12 partners and stakeholders in teacher education Preferred Qualifications: K-12 teaching experience, teacher education experience an established track record of grant writing with experiences as a principal investigator or co-investigator a record of securing external funding for research and/or program growth and expansion a documented history of collaboration with PK-12 school partners Special Instructions: To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/26440 and submit the following materials: Curriculum Vitae (required) A letter of interest describing your teaching experience and research agenda (required) Contact information for three professional references (required) Questions may be addressed to: Robin Jocius (robin.jocius@uta.edu) For more information about UTA , please visit:http://www.uta.edu/uta EEO Statement: It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington ( UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy. Open Until Filled: Yes Location: Arlington
  • Huntsville, Texas, Requisition: 202300290S Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff Department: Charter School General Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Education or in a related field. Experience in teaching or a related field preferred. Valid Texas Teacher Certification to teach Kindergarten through sixth grade or able to obtain one in a calendar year to teach Kindergarten through Sixth grade. Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties: Responsible for instructing students in an elementary school from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Creates and maintains an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning and supports school programs and goals. Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only): Instructs students on subjects such as science, literature, and math, and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program. Implements and administers into daily student instruction appropriate educational curriculum, which is aligned with the Texas State Standards. Creates instructional resources for use in the classroom. Plans, prepares, and delivers instructional activities. Creates a positive educational climate in which students can learn. Analyzes student progress and provides appropriate instruction. Provides a classroom management/discipline plan ensuring safety at all times. Ensures assessment regulations and guidelines are followed at all times. Develops a classroom/school climate that promotes positive learning conditions. Works professionally and cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the community. Integrates technology into the instructional program. Meets course and school-wide student performance goals. Participates in ongoing training sessions. Creates lesson plans and modifies accordingly throughout the year. Grades papers and maintains the grade book. Writes grant proposals to gain funding for further research. Creates projects designed to enhance lectures. Reads and stays abreast of current topics in education. Utilizes various curriculum resources. Integrates competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans. Utilizes curricula that reflect the various educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served. Develops incentives to keep participants in class. Develops professional relationships with other agencies and programs. Utilizes public library resources. Works with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met. Tutors students on an individual basis. Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities. Prepares and distributes required reports. Observes and evaluates student performance. Manages student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures. Guides the learning process towards achievement of curriculum goals. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and strategies aligned with the instructional objectives, in order to meet the needs of all students. Participates as an active member with other faculty and staff. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy. Maintains and improves professional competence. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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