The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 15, 2022.
Responsibilities include teaching courses within the undergraduate music theory sequence, particularly upper-division coursework; overseeing the music theory curriculum; and working with faculty to decenter the curriculum. Additional teaching duties may be assigned based on the needs of the department. Responsibilities also include developing and maintaining a clearly defined scholarly/creative agenda (e.g., music theory, composition, ethnomusicology, community-engaged practices) that will result in a strong record of peer-reviewed work; promoting an environment of collegiality; demonstrating effective communication skills; and providing service to the campus and professional community.
Candidates must hold a doctorate in music theory or related field (ABD considered; terminal degree by the time of appointment required), possess a record of, or potential for, effective teaching at the collegiate level, and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion and sharing the work of retaining diverse first-generation college students within the context of a public urban research university. Preference will be given to candidates whose research, teaching, and/or public engagement could help further departmental goals of increasing social equity in music studies.
Applications must be completed online at https://jobs.charlotte.edu (Position #005060), which will include uploading a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s background, experiences, and interests; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for five references. Applicants must also submit a separate statement in which they 1) specifically address how their previous research, teaching, service, and/or public engagement has demonstrated a commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in music studies; and 2) provide examples of how these activities would continue and expand at UNC Charlotte. Letters of recommendation, transcripts, and videos and artifacts of teaching may be requested at a later stage in the review process.
For additional information about this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Jay Grymes (email@example.com).
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.