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Faculty job opportunity

Academic Associate, Music Learning and Teaching Coordinator

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University seeks a part-time academic associate to support of our Music Learning and Teaching program. This position runs January 1 through May 15, 2024. An additional summer assignment to cover responsibilities through June 23, 2024 may be assigned. This position will be located on the Tempe campus.

Principle duties for the Academic Associate include helping to manage and coordinate communication and administrivia between the Music Learning and Teaching program, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and the Arizona Department of Education.

The successful candidate will onboard, manage, and track placements for student teaching experiences for music learning and teaching undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. They will assist with organizing and tracking for program-wide student assessments (for example, the Sophomore Milestone), as well as assist in the data collection and the creation of the Music Learning and Teaching program’s Arizona Department of Education recertification with the state. Lastly, the selected candidate will maintain and field relationships with Arizona K-12 Arts Administrators and active Music Learning and Teaching alumni.

We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, is located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; ASU FIDM; The Design School; and The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, and increasing the capacity of artists and designers to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the School of Music, Dance and Theatre

The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre is widely recognized for preparing artists, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs to become creative leaders who transform society through their art. Our internationally recognized faculty artists, scholars and guest artists are motivating and compassionate mentors who work with students to cultivate excellence and personal growth. Our nationally recognized programs feature a comprehensive range of degrees plus minors and certificates and each year we present a season of productions, events, recitals and concerts that push the boundaries of contemporary music, dance and theatre. Located in the culturally rich Southwest in one of the most vibrant, expanding urban centers, our programs afford students access to a diverse environment and engagement in Phoenix’s flourishing arts community. Above all, we value the creativity, personal experience and voice each student brings to the school. Through inventive curricula and innovative programming, we are paving the way to the future of music, dance, and theatre. 

Required Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in Music Education, or a closely related field.
  • Successful experience administering K-12 or community education environments.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • A graduate degree in Music Education or a closely related field
  • Experience with managing program-wide assessments.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 3, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references

All materials must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/135991.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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We acknowledge the 22 tribes who are native to Arizona, and more specifically the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Piipaash or Pee Posh (Maricopa) tribes on whose ancestral homelands ASU’s Tempe campus resides.