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Performing & Visual Arts Instructor (Lecturer)
Job no: 497373
Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month Renewable
Location: Richland Center
Categories: Health & Human Performance
The UW-Platteville Richland Music program is looking for a dynamic part-time (33.325%) instructor in the Performing and Visual Arts department to direct the combined Richland branch campus and community band and choir.
The salary for this position is: $6600/semester.
The primary duty will be to teach/direct MUSIC 1610 Concert Bands and MUSIC 1710 Choir, which are freshman/sophomore level music performance courses combined with community volunteers. Concert Band meets twice a week for 75 minutes each with students and adds/replaces time later in the semester for rehearsals with the community members. Choir meets for a total of 110 minutes a week, which can be scheduled at the same time for students and community. The schedule currently has afternoon sessions with students but can be changed to evenings, if needed. The courses should culminate into a public concert performance held near the end of the semester.
The position will be responsible for the oversight of music equipment and supplies, choosing the music, and the set-up/take-down of staging for concert rehearsals and performances, including but not limited to setting up risers, shells, stands, seats, larger instruments, lighting, programs, and ticket sales.
In addition, the instructor should hold appropriate office hours and perform required course administration, including development of a syllabus, grading, assessment, and report tasks.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
The candidate should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent, with experience teaching at the university level and/or experience directing a band or choir. A Master’s degree, Master of Fine Arts, and/or PhD is preferred.
To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to all required qualifications.
Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice, and business. The campus is in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, is located in Richland Center, the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright. An intimate community of more than 5000, Richland Center is situated midway between Madison and LaCrosse. Located in the driftless region, the area boasts an outstanding natural environment. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries.
To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. Applications are due February 10, 2022 will be reviewed until the position has been filled.
How to Apply:
The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
- Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
- A current curriculum vitae
- Unofficial copies of all college level transcripts (official transcripts will be later required if offered the position)
- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references familiar with the applicant’s academic career and teaching experience.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse,
inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A
criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S.
at time of hire.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all
individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry,
disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a
veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any
other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is
illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student,
or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any
proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.
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provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will
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program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and
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mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment
opportunity through affirmative action.
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