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Institution: University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

Position: Assistant Professor - Music Theory

General Information:

Full-time tenure-track


Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Music Theory from an accredited university. A record of successful teaching at the collegiate level

Discipline-Specific Required Qualifications:
Experience teaching Music Theory and/or other related courses.
Basic piano skills for ear training courses. A record of active scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong piano skills, use of theory/ear training technology in the classroom, and experience with diverse student populations. Ability to speak Spanish. Preference is given to applicants who are willing to teach in both the Brownsville & Edinburg campus and to develop on line courses.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Assistant Professor - Music Theory to join the School of Music in the Fall 2017. Primary responsibilities include teaching the undergraduate theory and ear training sequence and Form and Analysis. Candidate may also be assigned courses at the graduate level. Candidate will administer area exams for incoming students, align curriculum across multiple campuses and maintain an active research and publication presence in the field of music theory. Other expectations include collegial participation in service activities. Successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for an Assistant Professor.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s guiding principles ( ), which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Items to Send:

Required Documents:
Teaching Philosophy
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcripts
Reference Letter 1
Reference Letter 2
Reference Letter 3
List of 3 References
Letter of Interest
Research Statement

Optional Documents:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Writing / Publication Sample
Multi Media
Certifications and Licenses
Training Certificates
Other Document
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Unofficial Transcripts 2
Unofficial Transcripts 3
Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Teaching Statement
Additional Document
NCCPA Certification
State Licensure

Deadline: January 10, 2017


Other Information:

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

EEO Statement:
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement:
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Date Listed: 11/19/2016

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