Chair of the Peabody Conservatory's Liberal Arts Department


Johns Hopkins University


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Posted On: 2017-10-24 00:00:00

Chair of the Peabody Conservatory's Liberal Arts Department The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University seeks a
dynamic and visionary faculty member to serve as Chair of the
Conservatory's Liberal Arts Department, beginning Fall 2018. The
Liberal Arts Department develops critical thinking, writing, and
oral communication skills while fostering social awareness and
responsibility in a community of exceptional undergraduate artists.
Our international students, over one-third of the student
population, are served by the department's offerings in English as
a Second Language.
In addition to teaching courses in the department, the chair
will lead the department to integrate its program within the
Conservatory's new "Breakthrough Curriculum" designed to develop
21st century leaders in the arts. The department chair will work
creatively with colleagues to connect the humanities curriculum
with student academic support initiatives. Pressing challenges
include reconfiguring our first-year program and fostering
effective innovations in teaching, such as project-based learning
and digital pedagogy. Information about our current
department
may be found at
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural
District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's
first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting
Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance
school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at
every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 1000 major public
concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions of
the Johns Hopkins University.
A review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, after
which time additional materials may be requested.
QUALIFICATIONS
A passionate teacher and scholar, the successful candidate must
be inventive, adaptable, and a proven team-builder. His or her area
of specialization may be in a wide range of disciplines including
the humanities, the social sciences, or the natural sciences.
Applicants must
hold a terminal degree in his
or her field, have academic administrative experience,
and
at least ten years of collegiate teaching
experience. Candidates with proven effectiveness in community
college, professional school, or non- conventional undergraduate
settings are encouraged to apply.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a
diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected
veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages
applications from these and other protected group members.
Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in
all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each
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