Assistant Professor – Instrumental Music Education Specialist

University of Utah

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SCHOOL OF MUSIC ANNOUNCES A TENURE- TRACK POSITION AS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION SPECIALIST

RANK/SALARY:
Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary commensurate with candidate’s credentials and experience.

DUTIES:
(1) Teach undergraduate and graduate music education courses; (2) supervise graduate research, theses, projects, and dissertations at the masters and doctoral levels as assigned; (3) conduct music education research and engage in creative activities designed to enhance teaching and learning; (4) recruit undergraduate and graduate students; (5) supervise student teachers; (6) serve on committees as assigned; and (7) build and maintain productive relationships with other Utah music educators. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

QUALIFICATIONS:
(1) Doctorate preferred, ABD considered; (2) outstanding musician with successful instrumental music teaching background; (3) minimum three years successful instrumental music teaching in P–12 schools required, (4) college/university teaching experience desirable; (5) evidence of the potential to develop a national reputation in music education through scholarly research and creative activities, as defined in our Retention, Promotion, and Tenure guidelines. (6) Candidates who have diverse teaching interests and/or research specializations which may complement those of our current music education faculty are encouraged to apply.

PROCEDURE:
Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application including a link to a teaching video (any level/content of instruction); (2) curriculum vitae (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references); (3) a succinct teaching statement; (4) 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders); (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Submit all materials electronically via: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/154139. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to November 13, 2023, to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Emily Mercado, chair of the search committee, at emily.Mercado@utah.edu. Do not send other materials unless requested.

APPOINTMENT:
July 1, 2024 (duties begin August 15, 2024)

The University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offers 111 undergraduate and over 100 graduate degree programs. A member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), the University of Utah is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 146 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. The university has been named by Forbes as one of the top ten employers in the state and recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best national universities. The University of Utah has several campus-wide initiatives that contribute to a rich campus climate, attract academic and professional talent, improve access to higher education for historically underrepresented groups, and strengthen the U’s ability to educate the next generation of leaders.

The University is located in Salt Lake City, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.26 million residents. The city is known for extensive arts and cultural activities, boasts a new major international airport, and has received international recognition for its light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. Hosting a vibrant arts community, Salt Lake City is home to thriving long-standing performing arts entities including Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and Sundance Film Festival, among others. Located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks within hours of the city. Salt Lake City is home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations, given the city’s role as the governmental and social nerve center of the state. In 2023, U.S News and World Report ranked Utah as the best state in the U.S.A. and Salt Lake City as one of the top 100 best places to live in the nation. Salt Lake City currently holds a 100/100 rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for its inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community.

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