Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Mar 01, 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. For this search, we are seeking candidates with a background in instrumental music education (band).

[NOTE: We are also searching a second music education position, posted separately. Applicants for this position are encouraged to also apply for the second position, if qualified. The second music education 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: Assignments at the undergraduate level may include band methods, wind ensemble literature, and student teaching supervision. Graduate teaching assignments will be based on the candidate's areas of interest and expertise; development of new courses 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 candidate will be expected to build and maintain positive relationships with public school music teachers in the State of Texas and beyond.

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 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 band teaching in public or private schools.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of successful college teaching; evidence of potential for recruiting and mentoring graduate students; evidence of potential to work with middle school and high school band programs in settings such as guest clinics, professional music education conferences, and in-service workshops.

Area of Specialty:
Instrumental (Band)

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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