Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Music Education (134350)

College of Music

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Division of Music Education enrolls approximately 400 students and is a vital component of the College of Music, which is one of the largest and most respected music schools in the world. With a vibrant and growing music education faculty, we are searching for an exceptional colleague to join a community of scholars as we pursue new opportunities and innovative directions in music education. Candidates with backgrounds in any area of music education are encouraged to apply (instrumental, choral, elementary/general, other).

[NOTE: We are also searching a separate instrumental (band) music education position, posted separately. Applicants with teaching experience in band settings are encouraged to also apply for that position. Applications for the band position will be considered separately from this search. The music education (band) posting may be found at:]

We are seeking applicants whose teaching and research interests align with the expectations of a tier-one research university. The Chair of Music Education will work in consultation with the successful candidate to determine teaching, research, and service assignments that meet the needs of our students while allowing for curricular innovation according to the candidate's interests and areas of expertise.

Teaching: Initially, teach established courses at the undergraduate and graduate level commensurate with the candidate's area of expertise; development of new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level is encouraged.

Research: Maintain a strong, consistent research profile that contributes to the peer-reviewed discussions of the discipline in national and international publications/conferences.

Service: Provide service to the College of Music, the University, and the music education profession at-large in ways that align with the interests of the applicant. Recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in music education.

The Division of Music Education serves approximately 360 undergraduate students, a doctoral cohort of approximately 10 students, and a recently established summer master's program with approximately 50 students. The Division offers 8 graduate assistantships and is anticipating at least 2 new graduate assistantship positions in 2018-2019. To learn more, please visit the division website:

For information on the College of Music, please visit our website ( and our College of Music Viewbook (

The University of North Texas: As the nation's 26th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to over 38,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state, and nation through innovative education and research. UNT is a "top-tier" public research university.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Music Education by the time of appointment; evidence of an emerging record of scholarship, including publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate professional activity; minimum of three years of successful music teaching in public or private schools.

Preferred Qualifications:
A specialization or expertise in an area of music education (for example, online instruction in music, instructional strategies in music technology, music for special learners, alternative ensemble pedagogy, social justice, etc.); evidence of successful college teaching and potential for mentoring graduate students.

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter


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