Assistant Professor of Music - Choral Conducting/Choral Music Education

Rio Grande Valley
Nov 03, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Faculty TitleAssistant ProfessorJob Class Code10031FLSAExemptPosting NumberFRGV1076Working TitleAssistant Professor of Music - Choral Conducting/Choral Music EducationNumber of Vacancies1.0LocationRio Grande ValleyDivision/OrganizationProvost - Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure PositionTenure StatusTenure TrackFTE1.0Scope of Job

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Music (Tenure Track) to join the UTRGV School of Music in Fall 2021. Primary responsibilities will include directing assigned choral ensembles, teaching choral conducting, secondary choral methods, and/or other choral and music education courses assigned by the School of Music Director. Applicants should demonstrate a record of successful university teaching, ensemble leadership, scholarly activity, and potential for growth in these areas. The successful candidate will be expected to collegially participate in recruitment, community engagement, and service activities appropriate to their assigned teaching load and the expectations of the School of Music.

UTRGV faculty will be 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 core priorities (, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Music (Choral Conducting) from an accredited institution. A record of successful teaching at the collegiate level.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Experience directing college-level choral ensembles.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching in secondary schools. Demonstrated record of recruiting students and expanding a choral music education program. Record of successful secondary choral music education.

License or Certification Required?SalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and ExperienceDesired Start Date09/01/2021EEO Statement

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 Date11/02/2020Close Date12/02/2020Additional 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

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. 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 online application.
letter of interest.
curriculum vitae.
3 References: Include Name, Title, and contact information (phone number and/or email).
three letters of recommendation.
links to recent performance videos representing a variety of languages and styles (please indicate the date of performance) to be submitted under the
Other Document option under required documents; links to two sample teaching videos (one male student and one female student) of 20-30 minutes each to be submitted under the Another Document option under required documents; and unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – once hired, official transcript are required).

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Unofficial Transcripts
    3. Other Document
    4. List of 3 References
    5. Letter of Interest
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Writing / Publication Sample
    4. Reference Letter 1
    5. Reference Letter 2
    6. Reference Letter 3
    7. Multi Media
    8. Certifications and Licenses
    9. Training Certificates
    10. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
    12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
    13. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
    14. Teaching Statement
    15. Research Statement
    16. Additional Document
    17. NCCPA Certification
    18. State Licensure

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