Assistant Professor

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

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Jazz Studies (134330)

College of Music

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The University of North Texas College of Music announces a search for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Popular/Commercial Music in the Division of Jazz Studies. We seek a colleague who will join our efforts to prepare students for the wide variety of roles in the music profession they will encounter upon graduation. With jazz performance, composition, and arranging as a foundation, our students are successful and competitive in diverse styles of jazz, popular music, music for media, and music production. Duties will include: teaching courses in popular/commercial music performance, including songwriting and music production, and courses in the analysis and history of popular music; teach courses in music technology that will enable our students to achieve professional results in composition, recording, post-production, and notation with affordable software and equipment; directing and/or coordinating popular/commercial music ensembles; recruiting excellent undergraduate and graduate students with interests in popular/commercial music; research/creative activity and service activities commensurate with a tenure-track position in a Carnegie Research 1 institution; 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.

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 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:
Master's degree in music or related field required; documented experience in popular/commercial music performance, songwriting, and/or music production required; demonstrated success in teaching popular/commercial music and recording technology strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in music desirable.

Area of Specialty:
Popular/Commercial Music

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
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Contact the search chair at [email protected] to arrange to send examples of your work in music recording, production, and performance. Transcripts and additional materials may be requested at a later time.


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