Asst Professor/Assoc Professor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Asst Professor/Assoc Professor


UNT-Jazz Studies-134330


College of Music

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Department Summary:

Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT is a tier-one research university with 14 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degrees. UNT’s College of Music 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 In addition to 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 Composition, Music Theory, Music History, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and Music Entrepreneurship (MBA in partnership with UNT’s G. Brint Ryan College of Business). The College of Music hosts a vibrant, multi-cultural music atmosphere. The One O’Clock Jazz Lab Band has earned seven Grammy Award nominations. In addition, students and other ensembles are consistently recognized in DownBeat Student Music Awards and other prominent national and international competitions. The Willis Music Library is one of the largest in the nation and includes ample scholarly literature, as well as special collections.

Position Summary:

The Division of Jazz Studies in the University of North Texas College of Music invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor of Jazz (tenure-track or tenured), beginning August 2021. Duties may include: TEACHING – undergraduate and graduate courses in jazz research, jazz theory, jazz history, and other areas of specialization, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications; serve on undergraduate and graduate advisory committees (BM, MM, and DMA); RESEARCH – contribute original scholarship to a national/international audience through publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, and through scholarly monographs; and SERVICE – recruit undergraduate and graduate students into the Division of Jazz Studies; serve on divisional/college/university committees; participate in professional organizations (JEN, AMS, SMT, CMS, etc.), and perform other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in music (PhD, DMA, DMus, etc.) in jazz studies, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, or music history at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence in college-level teaching; an active research agenda; expertise in jazz and related genres, as evidenced in a dissertation and scholarly publications/conference presentations; expertise and/or enthusiasm for student recruiting; and commitment to high standards, professional ethics, and collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate or master’s degree in Jazz Studies preferred but not required. Experience in teaching jazz courses (theory and/or history) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience and/or expertise in teaching non-jazz theory courses.

Physical Requirements:

Talk or Hear

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

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.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

1.Cover letter that speaks to the required and preferred qualifications of the position
2.Curriculum Vitae
3.One example of professional writing
4.Statement (300 words or less) uploaded as “Other Document” speaking to your commitment, previous record, and/or future plans for mentoring and recruiting a diverse student population, as well as fostering a more inclusive curriculum and learning environment
5.Names and contact information for three references

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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 3/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time