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Assistant Professor: Elementary-General Music Education

The University of North Texas - College of Music
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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UNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Department Summary
The UNT Division of Music Education is one of the largest music teacher preparation programs in the United States, with 8 full-time faculty, 8 full-time Ph.D. students, a robust summer master’s program, and an undergraduate student body of over 350. Music Education faculty have a broad array of teaching and research interests, and opportunities for collaboration with the College of Music’s renowned performance and scholarly programs are plentiful.

Position Summary
The University of North Texas College of Music, Division of Music Education seeks applicants with an emphasis in elementary-general music education and whose teaching and research interests align with the expectations of a tier-one research university. TEACHING: assignments will include courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as assigned by the Chair of the Division of Music Education and in accordance with the candidate’s teaching interests and areas of expertise; RESEARCH: Maintain a strong, consistent research program that contributes to the discipline in national and international publications and conferences. SERVICE: Recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in music education, and provide service to the College of Music, the University, and the music education profession at-large in ways that align with the interests of the applicant. The candidate will be expected to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues at UNT and with public-school music teachers in the State of Texas and beyond.

Minimum Qualifications
Completed doctorate in Music Education by time of appointment; evidence of an emerging record of scholarship, including publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate professional activity; expertise as an elementary-general music educator; a minimum of three years of successful teaching with public or private elementary school music programs (or equivalent experience); a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in music education.

Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of successful college teaching; evidence of potential for recruiting and mentoring graduate students; evidence of potential to work with public and private school music teachers in settings such as guest clinics, professional music education conferences, and in-service workshops; experience and expertise in one or more elementary-general music education methods (e.g., Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze, MLT). A second specialization in music is highly desirable (for example, composition pedagogy, music technology, vernacular music, etc.).

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Instructions: Submit a letter of application which addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed above, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to the online application system direct link:

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 5, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.



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