School of Music: Assistant Professor Musicology

Nov 03, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

School of Music: Assistant Professor - Musicology

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1080
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Tenure Track - Assistant Professor of Musicology to join the School of Music in Fall 2021. Primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology and related topics as assigned by the director of the School of Music. Other expectations include participation in research/publication, scholarly presentations, and service activities. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for an Assistant Professor and may be required to teach on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses depending on departmental needs.
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 guiding principles (, 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:
A completed doctorate in Music or related field from an accredited university by August 1, 2021. A record of research and successful teaching at the collegiate level.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Experience teaching musicology and related courses. Evidence of productivity or potential for publishing/research/active creative activity/scholarship is important.

Preferred Qualification:
While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to applicants who complement the strengths of current musicology and ethnomusicology faculty, and whose research and teaching is culturally relevant to the Rio Grande Valley and UTRGV’s aspiration to becoming the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving research institution. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, scholarly activities, and publications. Experience with diverse student populations is preferred. Innovative teaching methods, including the ability to develop online courses are strongly encouraged. Evidence of undergraduate and graduate student recruiting is a plus.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

EEO 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 Date: 11/02/2020

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

To apply:
To be complete, the application online, fill out the reference stage of the application for the 3 letters of recommendations, letter of interest, current vitae, list of three references for name, title, email/telephone contact by search committee, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Writing/Publication Sample, Other Documents: Statement on Diversity.

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.

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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