Teaching Assistant Professor of Music Theory - School of Music

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Creative Arts School of Music at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Music Theory. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, benefits eligible position. The appointment may be renewed, at the Dean's discretion, on an annual basis. The primary assignment is the teaching of undergraduate and graduate music theory courses. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach the core theory curriculum in addition to supervising the aural theory program. They should also be able to teach upper-level theory courses at the undergraduate level and theory seminars at the graduate level. Experience running an aural theory program is preferred. Individual composition lessons may make up part of the load. The usual teaching load will be four three-credit classes (or equivalent). This position might include supervising doctoral research documents. Additional teaching, administrative and/or service responsibilities will include other assignments according to the needs of the program, the School of Music, and the abilities and interests of the candidate. Participation in School of Music activities, attracting and retaining students, and faculty governance is required.

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC ( music.wvu.edu ) brings together musicians and scholars from across the nation and the world in a vibrant musical community that is dedicated to fostering excellence, creativity, and innovation in the arts and humanities. It is the flagship music institution in the state, located about an hour's drive from Pittsburgh and about three hours by car from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Of the almost 735 majors in the College of Creative Arts, 273 are in the School of Music. Housed in the multimillion dollar Creative Arts Center, the School of Music comprises 43 full-time and 31 part-time faculty and is the only fully-accredited music unit in the state of West Virginia that offers BA, BM, MM, MA, DMA, and PhD degree programs in music. Music faculty members can benefit from an active program of professional development and travel grants sponsored by WVU and by the College of Creative Arts. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education.

THE COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS ( ccarts.wvu.edu ) is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state's premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NASM, NAST, and NASAD). The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU's Canady Creative Arts Center and has more than 70 full-time faculty and 20 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the regional community

Qualifications :

The candidate must have a minimum of two academic years of full-time teaching experience or demonstrate that they have successfully taught courses in the music theory field at the collegiate level. We especially value applications from those whose teaching of music theory is rooted in their own composition or performance of music. A Doctorate degree is required. The School of Music seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

APPLICATION: Applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and five references who may be contacted (include names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses). Additional materials may be requested later.

Applications must be submitted online at:

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 30, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ( wvu.edu ) is classified as an R1 or Highest Research Activity institution, and is the state's only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity and service to the state.

The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents and has been ranked as the “#1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. Boasting a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average, the area also offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities.

West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university ( dualcareer.hr.wvu.edu ).

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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