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MUSIC FACULTY POSITION

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. *As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues. *Official degree transcripts will be required with any eventual offer.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title MUSIC FACULTY POSITION
Job Description

Spring Arbor University seeks a full-time instructional faculty member for a tenure-track position beginning in August, 2018.

Essential Duties Summary

Teach courses in the music undergraduate major as well as courses in the interdisciplinary general education curriculum. The ideal candidate would be an experienced musicologist with strength in teaching music history and literature along with vocal or instrumental private lessons. The teaching load may also include other instruction based on the candidate’s strengths.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in a relevant field of music is required, as is teacher certification in music for the State of Michigan. A doctorate and college teaching experience are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be able to articulate a Christian philosophy of faith and learning. Spring Arbor University seeks scholars who are engaged in the serious study of the liberal arts, are committed to Jesus Christ as their perspective for learning, and are dynamic participants in the contemporary world. Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Concept and Community Covenant. Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Job Type Full Time
Location Spring Arbor

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P-163
Open Date 11/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.
*As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues.
*Official degree transcripts will be required with any eventual offer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Terminal Degree
  2. * Do you have a personal faith commitment to Jesus Christ?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Name and location of your home church:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your level of involvement in your church and any faith-related organizations:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your faith commitment and your Christian experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What draws you to teaching in an evangelical Christian university and to Spring Arbor University in particular?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where might a common evangelical Christian worldview be at odds with the prevailing secular worldview of your discipline, and how will you work with that dichotomy in your teaching?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * To what extent is it the role and responsibility of a Christian university and its faculty to get involved in conversations on issues?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please respond to the University Concept (found on next application page). Discuss how you relate to these principles and this framework.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation