School of Music: Applied Saxophone

Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Nov 05, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Applied Saxophone to join the School of Music in the Fall 2019. Primary responsibilities include teaching applied saxophone (undergraduate and graduate), woodwind methods, participate in the development of a Jazz Certificate program, teach courses in the jazz curriculum relevant to the candidate’s experience and expertise, and other courses as assigned by the director of the School of Music. Other expectations include active scholarly presence in the field of music, collegial participation in service activities, and recruiting. This position requires collaboration with the current classical saxophone professor. This position is based in Brownsville and may involve instruction on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. Successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for an Assistant Professor.

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 (

Minimum Qualifications: DMA, or equivalent, in Music from an accredited university. ABD applicants will be considered if degree will be complete by August 31, 2019. A record of successful teaching at the collegiate level.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Background in classical saxophone performance. Experience teaching and performing in the jazz idiom. A record of active scholarship/creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications: A record of successful undergraduate student recruitment.

License or Certification Required? No

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019

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.

Diversity Statement
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: 11/05/2018

Close Date: 01/01/2019

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; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

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For your application to be properly reviewed and considered the committee is requesting the following documents: the application on line, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, Multi Media – links to recent videos (within the last 2 years) of unedited performances in a variety of styles, including jazz. List of three references, and unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, official transcript are required).