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Institution: University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley


General Information:

Tenure Status Tenure Track
FTE 1.0

The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Assistant Professor in Music Theory to join the School of Music in the Fall 2018.


Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Music Theory from an accredited university. ABD applicants will be considered if degree is completed by August 2018. A record of successful theory/ear training teaching at the collegiate level.

Discipline-Specific Required Qualifications:
Experience teaching Music Theory and Ear Training at the undergraduate level. Basic piano skills required for ear training courses. A record of active scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong piano and vocal skills, usage of movable do (including hand signs), use of theory/ear training technology in the classroom, and experience with diverse student populations.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in the undergraduate theory and ear training sequence and Form and Analysis. Candidate may also be assigned courses at the graduate level. Candidate will maintain an active research and publication presence in the field of music theory. Other expectations include collegial participation in service activities. This position requires instruction on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. Successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for an Assistant Professor.

UTRGV faculty are 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 vision, mission and core priorities (

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

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Deadline: January 8, 2018


Other Information:

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.

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.

Date Listed: 11/07/2017

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