Assistant Professor

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

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Music History & Theory (134360)

College of Music

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The College of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2018. Duties will include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, including courses in areas of specialization and core theory courses; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; recruiting students into the graduate program in music theory; serving on undergraduate and graduate advisory committees (BM, MA, PhD, and DMA); serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Deadline: consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is closed.

Transcripts and additional materials may be requested at a later time. Please direct any questions to Dr. Benjamin Brand, Interim Chair, Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology ([email protected]).

UNT is a tier-one research university with 12 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelor's, 82 master's and 35 doctoral degree programs. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT has an enrollment of about 36,000 students. The College of Music of the University of North Texas offers one of the largest comprehensive music programs among American universities. Approximately 1,600 students enroll annually in undergraduate and graduate programs taught by globally acclaimed faculty. For more information, visit the College of Music website at Besides world-class Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in the performance of jazz and classical music, the College of Music has a comprehensive program of Master's and PhD degrees in Music, with emphases in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Education. The College hosts a vibrant, multi-cultural music atmosphere. The One O'Clock Jazz Lab Band has earned seven Grammy Award nominations and regularly tours the U.S. and festivals overseas. The Willis Music Library is one of the largest in the southwest and includes ample scholarly literature as well as special collections.

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:
Ph.D. in music theory at time of appointment; expertise in music of the twentieth and/or twenty-first century; demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching; an active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:
Engagement with recent theoretical approaches; expertise in the analysis of repertoire beyond the common practice such as popular music, jazz, film music, post-tonal music, or music and new media; experience in on-line or blended course development.

Area of Specialty:
Music Theory

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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