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Assistant Teaching Professor-Music

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

Job Details

Job no: 517238
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

Assistant Teaching Professor — Music Education

The College of Visual & Performing Arts invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Music Education. The Assistant Teaching Professor will be responsible for teaching courses in music and music education, placing students and tracking their progress in their practicum (student teaching) and pre-practicum field placements, leading the Practicum Seminar, and working closely with Art Education faculty and students. The Assistant Teaching Professor will also be responsible for collecting data on field placements, maintaining the practicum and pre-practicum handbook, and working closely with the Licensure Officer to ensure that all licensing regulations are being met.

Minimum qualifications:

Doctorate in Music Education or a related field (ABD will be considered). Experience in state licensure, student-teacher placement, and teaching elementary and secondary methods courses. Excellent computing skills with electronic portfolio, data-base, and analytic software, supervisory, organizational, problem-solving, and management skills. Strong interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work with students, administrators, teachers, and community partners.

Preferred qualifications:

Certification (current or expired) as a teacher or arts administrator. Experience in educational assessment, and proficiency using software such as Taskstream/Tk20, Google Classroom, and SPSS. Experience coordinating a multi-disciplinary arts (music, theater and dance) education program is highly desired.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits: Benefits for Faculty

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Important Notice
UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus. Read More.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: 02 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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