LOCATION
Virginia, USA
INSTITUTION
George Mason University
POSITION/RANK
Assistant/Associate Term Professor of Music Theory and Aural Skills
GENERAL INFO

The Dewberry School of Music of George Mason University, one of the most diverse institutions in American higher education, seeks a dynamic Assistant or Associate Term Professor to serve in the area of Music Theory and Aural Skills, starting August 2023. This is a full-time, annually renewable Term 9-month position, with the possibility for promotion and multi-year contracts on subsequent term appointments. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Virginia, just 17 miles outside of Washington, D.C.

Update Jan 12, 2023: Deadline extended; transcript requirement removed.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Teach 4 courses each semester, which includes music theory and aural skills courses at the undergraduate level and an online music theory course at the graduate level. The Dewberry School of Music comprises undergraduate students studying performance, music technology, music education, composition, and jazz studies and graduate students in performance, conducting, music education, jazz studies, and composition. The successful candidate will engage in the academic and artistic life of the Dewberry School, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed doctorate in music by August 16, 2023.
  • Successful university teaching experience in theory and aural skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to music theory and aural skills pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in teaching

Desired Qualifications:


  • Ability to mentor graduate student research.
  • Strong interest in and passion for aural skills pedagogy.

  • Expertise in traditionally underrepresented global musics.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For full consideration, applicants must:

  • Apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/56146
  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Submit the following materials:
    1. A cover letter including a philosophy of aural skills pedagogy
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references
PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINE
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes
CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Megan Lavengood, search committee chair (mlavengo@gmu.edu).

OTHER INFORMATION

Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu!

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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