School of Music: Assistant Professor - Applied Trumpet

Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Oct 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty Title: Assistant Professor

Working Title: School of Music: Assistant Professor - Applied Trumpet

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: N/A

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

FTE: Full Time

Scope of Job: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Music to join the UTRGV School of Music in Fall 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching Applied Trumpet, and may include Trumpet Ensemble, High Brass Methods, and other music courses based on the candidate’s strengths and interests and as assigned by the Director. Candidates should demonstrate a record of successful university teaching, performance and scholarly activity. This position requires instruction on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. It is expected that the candidate go out into the community and interact with the school districts actively recruiting qualified students, as well as collegial participation in service activities and continued creative and scholarly activity appropriate to their assigned teaching load and the expectations of the School of Music.

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 (

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Music or Musical Arts (Trumpet Performance) from an accredited institution, and a record of successful teaching at the collegiate level.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Experience teaching Applied Trumpet and/or other related courses. A record of active performance and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of recruiting students, in addition to building and maintaining a successful studio.

License or Certification Required? No

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2018

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. 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.

Open Date: October 10, 2017

Close Date: December 29, 2017

Additional 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

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For your application to be properly reviewed and considered the committee is requesting the following documents: the application on line, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate - Once hired, official transcript are required), and Other Documents: links to recent performance.

Please Note 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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

1. Letter of Interest

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Other Document: Links to recent performances (audio or video) representing a variety of styles (please indicate the date of performance).

4. List of three references

5. Unofficial Transcripts (Once hired, official transcript are required)

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