School of Music: Three Year Lecturer in Applied and Collaborative Piano

Location
Edinburg, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Ref
FRGV0658
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty Title: Lecturer I

Working Title: School of Music: Three Year Lecturer in Applied and Collaborative Piano

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:  Three-Year Lecturer

Tenure Status: Non - Tenure

FTE:  Full Time

Scope of Job: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a 3-year Lecturer in Applied and Collaborative Piano (two positions) to join the School of Music in Fall 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching applied piano and other piano-related courses; accompanying undergraduate and graduate instrumental and vocal students; and other duties assigned by the Director of the School of Music/Dean. The position requires a demonstrated record of successful solo and collaborative performance and a successful teaching record at the university level. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly/performance and recruitment activities. This position requires instruction on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. Other expectations include enthusiastic participation in recruitment/outreach events, collegial participation service activities, and student mentoring. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for a 3-Year Lecturer position.

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 (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm).

Minimum Qualifications: Doctor of Musical Arts degree is required from an accredited university, experience teaching applied and class piano, and successful record of solo and collaborative performance experience.    

Preferred Qualifications: University-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant demonstrated success in recruitment, experience working with instrumental soloists and vocalists, and evidence of working collegially within a multi-faculty piano area.

License or Certification Required? No

Salary:  Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 9/1/2018

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:  1/8/2018

Review of Candidates Start Date:  10/10/2017

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.

All applicants will need to apply on line:  careers.utrgv.edu

All required documents must be uploaded online to be considered for this position:

Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae.

List of 3 References.

Letter of Interest.

Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, official transcripts are required)

Other Document:  Link to Current Solo and Collaborative Recordings (preferably, recorded within the last two years).

Teaching Philosophy (1-page statement discussing personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university school of music, including objectives and the means of achieving those objectives).

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. Curriculum Vitae.

2. List of 3 References.

3. Letter of Interest.

4. Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate; once hired, official transcripts are required).

5. Link to Current Solo and Collaborative Recordings (preferably, recorded within the last two years).

6.  Teaching Philosophy (1-page statement discussing personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university school of music, including objectives and the means of achieving those objectives).

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