Lecturer in Music Theory

Job Details

Position Number:

1991

Functional Title:

Lecturer in Music Theory

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% historically underrepresented students and 67% female-identifying students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of over 19,000 students, including 3,800 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is a leader in the UNC system with respect to access and inclusion. UNC Greensboro is in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to achieving equity with respect to faculty hires.

Position Summary:

The School of Music at UNC Greensboro welcomes applications for a 2-year, renewable Lecturer position in music theory and aural skills beginning in Fall 2022. We invite applicants who are teacher-scholars actively engaged in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in their teaching. The position centers on teaching music theory and aural skills courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Candidates with expertise in world music, jazz, blues, rap, hip-hop, musical theatre, pop, rock, gospel, and related musical styles are of particular interest. Theorists with additional experience in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, or composition are also encouraged to apply. Graduate courses may be assigned based on the applicant’s areas of expertise. Position start date is August 1, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated success teaching music theory at the college/university level; and a commitment to implementing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of one’s practice. Applicants with ABD status in a doctoral music program with substantial coursework in graduate-level music theory will be considered, but hire should have a doctoral degree in hand by August 1, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

A deep, sustained, and demonstrated commitment to music theory pedagogy; a colleague who can broaden our current course offerings and collaborate with existing faculty to address changing curricular needs; a strong rapport with students; an ability to connect the world of music theory to a wide range of musical pursuits.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. In the cover letter, candidates are asked to articulate how systems of inequity have shaped both their discipline and university environments, as well as their vision for equitable transformation of these institutions. Please describe how you implement principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in your teaching.
Please include the following information for three (3) professional references:• Name• Company Name• Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references should be a current or previous supervisor.• Email Address• Contact Phone Number

We encourage applicants to contact the Chair of the Music Theory Search Committee, Dr. Mark Engebretson, for questions or information about the position, the Music Theory area, or the School of Music: [email protected].

Review of materials will begin January 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

School of Music - 12611

Job Open Date:

11/04/2021

For Best Consideration Date:

01/15/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

9

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F

Work Environment:

Inside - F

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
United States

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