School of Music: Music Theory

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:  Music Theory

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 Assistant Professor in Music Theory to join the School of Music in the Fall 2018.  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 (

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. Preference is given to applicants who are willing to teach at both the Brownsville & Edinburg campus.

License or Certification Required? No

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2018

Posting Detail 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.  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: 10/10/2017

Close Date:  1/10/2018

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, Teaching Philosophy, Research Statement; List of three references, and unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate - Once hired, official transcript are required).

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

Letter of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

Research Statement

List of three additional references

Unofficial Transcripts (Once hired, official transcript are required)

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