School of Music: Assistant Professor of Music Education – Instrumental Music
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Rio Grande Valley
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's
diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of the School of Music beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. This tenure-track faculty position includes courses in our music education sequence, which may include secondary instrumental teaching courses, introduction to music education courses, graduate courses, student-teacher supervision, and other areas according to the candidate's qualifications and as assigned by the director in the School of Music. Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining positive, collaborative relations with area music educators, demonstrating a commitment to university service, developing and maintaining a strong research presence in the music education field, and establishing and maintaining active recruitment and interactions with the music education community throughout the state and nationally.
UTRGV is a distributed institution. This position is divided between the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses and will require physical presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley on a regular basis.About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond
.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website
The UTRGV School of Music prepares students to succeed as teachers, performers, and scholars by studying diverse musical styles, genres, and traditions; conducting research; and collaborating with each other as well as with local, national, and global communities. Through extensive community engagement, service learning, and exceptional performance opportunities, we expand the understanding of music and enrich the cultural life in our local society and beyond (website: School of Music | UTRGV)
Earned doctorate in music education (ABD considered, with all requirements completed by August 2023.)
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Minimum three years of elementary, middle, or high school music teaching experience.
1. Expertise in teaching secondary instrumental music education. Preference for a string educator, but all secondary instrumental specialists are encouraged to apply.
2. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
3. Conversant with current topics in music education and expertise in a broad variety of musical traditions
4. Emerging or established national research profile in peer-reviewed conferences and/or publications.
5, Candidates from marginalized groups and bilingual English/Spanish candidates are encouraged to apply.
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest. 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.
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 *Gender *Ethnicity/Race 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.
To apply for this job posting visit: careers.utrgv.edu
UTRGV online APPLICATION Required Documents:Writing / Publication Sample
Curriculum VitaeUnofficial TranscriptsList of 3 ReferencesLetter of Interest
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.
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36441
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