Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
About the Music Program at Drexel University:
The Music Program at Drexel University is an active non-major program consisting of nearly seventeen hundred students each year engaged in sixteen musical ensembles, courses, and private lessons. The program unites students from every college across the campus, brought together by an intrinsic love of music. The mission of the Music Program is to cultivate the cultural literacy and understanding of its students as well as the greater university.
About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:
The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.
The Music Program in the Department of Performing Arts is accepting applications for a new director of our Gospel Choir. Historically, the choir attained enrollment of 60 students and fostered a great sense of community. The Gospel Choir is accustomed to quarterly on-campus performances (expect summer), but does not exclude off-campus performances and guest artists at the director’s discretion and the students’ interest. At this time of a pandemic, the choir is in need of a director who can revitalize the group, effectively recruit students, and boost the choir’s visibility on campus and in the community. The Gospel Choir is a group of highly enthusiastic and spirited students who are non-music majors. They bring their passion for gospel music and yearning for uplifting togetherness. A successful director will nurture this environment through their musical expertise, leadership, and commitment to the student experience.
The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student artistic development, learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom, or remote settings. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Department of Performing Arts within Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.
- Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract
- Teach lab, lecture, and/or practicum courses in music per their contract
- Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the music program
- Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes
- Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues
- Perform other similar duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or equivalent professional music experience.
- Two years of teaching or professional experience
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.