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Institution: Montana State University

Position: Assistant Professor - Music Theory

General Information:

The School of Music at Montana State University seeks a talented teacher and scholar of music theory for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning in fall 2020.

Qualifications:

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

> Doctorate in Music; ABD individuals are welcome to apply so long as the Doctorate in Music is obtained prior to the employment start date.
> Experience teaching music theory and aural skills at the college level.
> Demonstrated potential in research/scholarship to gain tenure and promotion at a very high research university.
> An interest in collaborative and innovative scholarship and pedagogy.
> Possess effective communication skills as a teacher and colleague.
> Work with colleagues as appropriate to support recruitment and retention activities.
> Demonstrate potential to advance the discipline.
> Have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research mentoring.
> Have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service.
> Experience as a teacher of record in music theory and aural skills.
> Demonstrated success in research/scholarship.
> Demonstrated success in collaborative and innovative scholarship and pedagogy.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

We seek a music theorist interested in innovative pedagogical approaches and curricular strategies who is able to work with students of different backgrounds and preparation levels. The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively, promote and mentor undergraduate research and creative activities and support stylistic diversity in teaching and scholarship. The School of Music values a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate will join a talented, supportive and collaborative group of colleagues who excel in outreach, teaching, creative activities and research. Duties will include teaching core music theory and aural perception classes, analysis, topics of interest and other courses as determined by the needs of the School of Music. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty in developing curricula to serve our students. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a scholarship profile consistent with the expectations of a very high research university and its associated expectations for retention, tenure and promotion. Service obligations to the School, College and University will also be expected.

Duties will include; teaching core music theory and aural perception classes, analysis, topics of interest and other courses as determined by the needs of the School of Music. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty in developing curricula to serve our students. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a scholarship profile consistent with the expectations of a very high research university and its associated expectations for retention, tenure and promotion. Service obligations to the School, College and University will also be expected.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Items to Send:

Screening of applicants will begin January 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following:

> A cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and the values addressed in the announcement
> A current curriculum vita
> A statement of teaching philosophy
> The names and contact information of five (5) references who will not be contacted without notification to the candidate

Semi-finalists and finalists may be subject to additional reference checks and requests for additional materials.

See original job posting and apply online at: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/18985

Deadline: open until filled

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Date Listed: 11/22/2019


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