The School of Music at Montana State University (Bozeman, MT) seeks a talented teacher and scholar of music theory for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning in fall 2022. The School of Music is an academic unit in the College of Arts & Architecture at Montana State University, a land-grant university that prioritizes educational access and opportunity. We seek a music theorist interested in innovative pedagogical approaches and curricular strategies who is able to serve our students and facilitate meeting the School of Music’s retention goals in cooperation with colleagues and with Montana State’s commitment to access for all as a land-grant university. The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively, promote and mentor undergraduate research and creative activities and support diversity in teaching and scholarship. The School of Music values a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching and service.
The successful candidate will join a talented, supportive and collaborative group of colleagues who excel in outreach, teaching, creative activities and research. Duties will include teaching core music theory and aural perception classes, analysis, topics of interest and other courses as determined by the needs of the School of Music. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty in developing curricula to serve our students. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a scholarship profile consistent with the expectations of a very high research university and its associated expectations for retention, tenure, and promotion. Service obligations to the School, College, University, Community, and Profession will also be expected.
Duties will include; teaching core music theory and aural perception classes, analysis, topics of interest and other courses as determined by the needs of the School of Music. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty to develop a diverse curricula to serve our students and promote retention rates in the theory and ear training curriculum. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a scholarship profile consistent with the expectations of a very high research university and its associated expectations for retention, tenure and promotion. Service obligations to the School, College, University, Community and Profession will also be expected.
> Doctorate in Music; ABD individuals are welcome to apply so long as the Doctorate in Music is obtained prior to the employment start date.
> Experience teaching music theory and aural skills at the college level.
> Demonstrated potential in research/scholarship to gain tenure and promotion at a very high research university.
> An interest in collaborative and innovative scholarship and pedagogy.
> Experience as a teacher of record in music theory and aural skills.
> Demonstrated success in research/scholarship.
> Demonstrated success in collaborative and innovative scholarship and pedagogy.
> Demonstrated success in curriculum design or significant study of theory pedagogy.
See original job posting and apply online at: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/18857
Include the following:
> A cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and the values addressed in the announcement.
> A current curriculum vita.
> A statement of teaching philosophy that includes strategies and ideas for improving retention and engaging students through diversity.
> The names and contact information of five (5) references who will not be contacted without notification to the candidate.
Semi-finalists and finalists may be subject to additional reference checks and requests for additional materials.
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Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of faculty, staff and students.
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