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Nov 4 2019

Faculty Tenure-Track Faculty Position in General Music Education

The University of Utah School of Music Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


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

(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.

(1) Doctorate preferred, ABD considered; (2) outstanding musician with successful music teaching background; (3) minimum three years successful school teaching 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

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: 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 January 6, 2020, 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 Dr. Jared Rawlings, chair of the search committee, at Do not send other materials unless requested.

July 1, 2020 (duties begin August 15, 2020)

The University of Utah is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and it has over 400 majors. Faculty members in the School of Music are a distinguished group of approximately 90 performers, educators, scholars, conductors, and composers. Students in the School of Music earn BA, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD degrees in fields that include conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, musicology, and performance. The University of Utah is the primary research-intensive, doctoral-degree-granting public university in the state, with its commitment to research (including creative activity) fully extended into the arts and humanities. The university was founded in 1850 and currently enrolls over 35,000 students pursuing degrees ranging from the bachelor’s level through doctoral and professional programs. The university is located two miles east of downtown Salt Lake City and is a core component of the vibrant entrepreneurial metropolitan area, a region consistently rated among the best places to live in the U.S. The University and the School of Music have historic and continuing links with all of the professional arts groups in the state, including the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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