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Assistant Professor of Music

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The University of Bridgeport is seeking candidates for Assistant Professor of Music in the College of Science and Society. The position also includes teaching, service, and administrative duties in the Music Education Teacher Certification program in the School of Education.

The successful candidate will teach courses across a wide variety of disciplines to support the undergraduate and graduate curricula and fulfill the department's administrative needs.

This is a 12-month full-time position with a start date of August 2024.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Teaching and Advising:
  • Teach and develop curriculum for a variety of undergraduate courses, including contemporary and popular music studies, music business, music p according to the candidate’s expertise and department needs; teach and develop curriculum for graduate
  • Apply best pedagogical practices to the development of syllabi, the LMS resources, and classroom management, within the framework of the UB syllabus template.
  • Submit reports accurately and timely, including attendance, grades, and other related documentation.
  • Advise and actively coach students at the undergraduate and graduate level on academic issues, degree progress, and career and preparation.
  • Engage in appropriate professional activities (e.g., research, service, and professional development) to the field.
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning.
Administrative Duties:

A key aspect of this position will be administrative service in the College of Science and Society and in the School of Education. The duties for service to the Undergraduate program include, but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate curriculum development, assist in regular curriculum review, and program assessment.
  • Hire, supervise, mentor, and review of all part-time faculty (30+ adjuncts) and hold regular department meetings.
  • Manage and aid in the design and implementation of program curriculum, including timely submission of semester schedules and catalog updates.
  • Complete transfer credit evaluations for incoming transfer students and certification of majors for graduation.
  • Manage the music department budget, hire student workers/graduate assistants; manage facilities and equipment needs in consultation with the department faculty, the Dean, Campus Facilities, and Budget manager.
The duties for service to the Graduate program include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as Music Education Coordinator, and participate in state accreditation (CAEP) process within the School of Ed.
  • Review applications to the graduate music ed. degree program and meet with prospective students.
  • Pre-certify/certify graduate students for graduation, verify complete program plans.
  • Schedule graduate courses for summer/fall/spring semesters and select adjuncts.
  • Attend monthly meetings for program coordinators.
  • Update the catalog and website to ensure degree programs are represented accurately.
  • Student advocacy: address concerns, support improvement plans.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the School of Education.
Other Expectations :
  • Continue professional development and training; keep current in the relevant academic discipline, with trends in pedagogy and teaching methodology.
  • Participate as a departmental and program representative on standing and ad-hoc committees within the University.
  • Build community relationships and recruit students; participate in recruiting events hosted by the Admissions Office.
  • Work collaboratively with the university departments, including the Registrar’s office, Office of Admissions, Office of Student Academic Success.
  • Hold regular office hours and fulfill duties as required by the UB faculty handbook.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and conduct all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.


Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment.
Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Terminal degree in Music (ABD considered); Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Music Education Preferred.
  • PK-12 Music Teaching Certification.
  • M inimum of 3 years full-time K-12 music teaching experience .
Preferred Special Requirements :
  • Leadership experience in an educational institution (e.g. PK-12 dept. chair)
  • Specialization in areas of Musicology, Jazz/popular music, Music Theory, Choral music, Digital music/composing, music business, and performance.
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules
Required Materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV or Résumé

For Primary Consideration, please apply by June 1st, 2024 . Please contact Russell Fisher, with any questions

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between The University of Bridgeport and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the University as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

The University of Bridgeport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University of Bridgeport complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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