Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Requisition 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 2019. Duties will include: developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in popular music, film music, and/or music and media; teaching occasional courses in Western music history; pursuing collaborations with colleagues throughout the College of Music specializing in popular and commercial music, jazz, and/or music and media; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; recruiting students into the graduate program in music history; 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.

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 and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in historical musicology at time of appointment; excellence in college-level teaching as demonstrated by service as a faculty member and/or teaching assistant/fellow; an active research agenda; expertise in popular music, film music, and/or music and media as evidenced in a PhD dissertation and/or scholarly publications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Engagement with recent theoretical approaches to popular music, film music, and/or music and media; emphasis in voices and communities traditionally marginalized in narratives of music history; experience in on-line or blended course development.

Area of Specialty:
Music History; popular music, film music, and/or music and media

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
Example of Professional Writing


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