Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Performance

May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Performance

Job Posting Number: JPF15717

Department: 2NE-Music

Job Open Date: 05/04/2017

Screening Date: 06/04/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Grade: 011

Pay Range: $52,000 - $55,000

Position Number: A97038

Benefits: Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Job Category: Faculty

Job Type: Full-time

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered an applicant you must fill out an application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three current references. After the first screening, successful applicants will be required to provide three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if available), links to a performance from within the past three years, and links to a teaching demonstration.

Further information about the position can be obtained from:

Alex Heitlinger, D.M.A.
Chair, Music Theory and Performance Committee
Department of Music
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058

Summary of Duties
The Utah Valley University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Performance (tenure track). The successful candidate will teach music theory classes and applied instruction on one instrument such as trumpet, keyboard, saxophone, etc. Additional teaching assignments may include classes in pedagogy, literature, performance, and chamber music, depending on candidate's qualifications. Performance and teaching expertise must include both classical and jazz/contemporary styles.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
A doctoral degree in music theory or performance from an accredited college, university, or conservatory.

Proven record of successful teaching experience in higher education.

Knowledge of the principles and methodology of performance and pedagogy, with a broad range of stylistic expertise. In-depth knowledge of classical and jazz/contemporary theory.

Proven skills as an accomplished teacher and performer.

Skills in recruiting outstanding students, interviewing and placement of students.

Ability to develop curriculum and teach assigned courses.

Ability to engage students in learning and performing opportunities on campus and in the community.

Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.

Working Conditions


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Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.


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