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Part Time Musical Composition Instructor 

About the Organization OUR MISSION
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.

Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 80 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Position Part Time Musical Composition Instructor  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Beaver Falls - Staff and Faculty Only  

Summary: Geneva College Music Department seeks candidates for part-time instructor in Composition.

  1. Essential Responsibilities: (These essential responsibilities are those the individual must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.)
    1. Teach applied lessons in composition
    2. Guide students in compositional projects and recitals
    3. Possibly teach courses related to music theory, depending on departmental need
    4. Possibly teach piano related courses, depending on departmental need
    5. Perform other duties as assigned
Position Requirements
  1. Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision and core values:
    1. Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
    2. Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
    3. Core Values:
      1. Serve with grace
      2. Pursue Godly wisdom
      3. Foster academic strength
      4. Engage culture faithfully
      5. Inspire vibrant hospitality
      6. Honor one another
  2. Job Requirements
    1. General: Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed or are able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations in order to safely perform the essential responsibilities of the job.
    2. Physical: Must be able to perform the following: talking, hearing, and seeing. Must have sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate all office equipment including, but not limited to: computers, fax machines, copy machines, modems, and telephones.
    3. Confidentiality: Individuals must recognize that management of data, including personal information, grades, budgets, programs and policies is necessary to the operation of the College. Such information must be kept private and confidential for the protection of the College and to obey Federal and/or State laws. Should there be doubt as to whether a certain matter is to be protected, it should be discussed with your supervisor before making a disclosure.
    4. Mental: Must be able to reason, analyze, prioritize, conceptualize, make judgments, and solve problems.
  3. Qualifications
    1. Minimum:
      1. Graduate Degree in composition required
      2. 3 References, submitted with application
      3. Sample Compositions, submitted with application
      4. Performance Recording (YouTube Link, Link to Google Drive recording, or similar sites), submitted on application
      5. Christian Commitment: eligible candidates must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical Christian church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
    2. Preferred:
      1. Degree in piano or piano pedagogy is preferred
      2. Prior teaching experience is preferred
EOE Statement Geneva College does not discriminate in hiring or in terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. As a Christian college rooted in the evangelical and Reformed tradition and governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, compliance with Geneva's Christian views is considered a bona fide occupational qualification under Sections 702 & 703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, and will have a direct impact on employment consideration.  

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