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Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track. Appointment Date: September 2006


Appropriate terminal degree is required. Successful record of teaching experience of aural skills and music theory at the university level is preferred. The Department of Music seeks a strong individual, with a genuine interest in teaching musicianship and fundamentals of music theory to beginning-level students across all programs.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary teaching duties will be to provide strong instruction for traditional freshman and sophomore level aural skills and music theory courses. Ability to contribute significantly to the Department of Music in an additional area (such as performance applied, ensembles, music history/musicology, music education, music business, sound recording technology, etc.) is desired. Perform normal faculty duties in student advising, University and Department service, research, publication and professional activities.

Salary Range: Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Items to Send:

Applicants should submit a formal letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and addresses of at least five references, with letters of reference from at least three. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Position is contingent upon funding.

Deadline: February 22, 2006


Music Theory & Aural Skills Search Committee
Department of Music
University of Massachusetts Lowell
35 Wilder Street, Suite 3
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

Other Information:

The Department of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers four undergraduate majors (sound recording technology, music studies/education, performance and music business) and graduate degrees in performance, music education and sound recording technology. The Department has 14 full-time faculty and 48 adjunct faculty. Its typical enrollment is approximately 325 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. Durgin Hall, home to the Department, contains a 1200-seat concert hall, a 400-seat Recital Hall, six sound recording technology studios of various types, a Music Technology Laboratory (containing 21 Apple G5 computer workstations with MIDI keyboards), two ensemble rehearsal rooms, 30 practice rooms, and numerous classroom spaces.

The Department's largest program is sound recording technology; it is one of the University's six 'Signature Programs' and a program that has become nationally recognized for the quality of its graduates and faculty. The University was the first public institution in the United States to offer a music education degree, and continues to be a regional leader in the discipline; music education/music teaching is the department's second largest program.

The Music Business program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has been in existence since the early 1980s, and is offered by the Department of Music and is a Bachelor of Music degree program. Student enrollment in the program is approximately 70 majors.

The Department of Music of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to providing students with a superior education in music and preparing them to excel in the fields of sound recording technology, music education, music business, and music performance, as well as in graduate studies. All major programs are based on a core curriculum stressing traditional music training, and in their specializations embrace new technologies and disciplinary practices as they relate to music in contemporary society. The Department of Music advances the University's mission of contributing to the regional and national economy by training world-class professionals, while enhancing the cultural life of the region and the campus and providing quality offerings for the institution's general education program.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer

Date Listed: 01/10/2006

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