Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Commercial Music

Utah Valley University

United States

March 31, 2022

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Position Title Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Commercial Music

Position Category Faculty - Tenure Track (FT) Summary

The Utah Valley University (UVU) Department of Music invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Commercial Music position beginning August 2022. UVU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

The successful candidate will be an insightful and engaging educator who cultivates and sustains a rigorous learning environment. They will have significant experience in music production, including commercial writing/arranging, engineering, and recording studio techniques.

Duties of this position involve teaching, creative work, and service to the department, school, and university community. Teaching responsibilities include courses in music technology, commercial composition/arranging, recording studio techniques, and supervision of the required internship program. Other courses assigned by the department may include composition lessons, performance instruction, aural skills, or other classes depending on the candidate's qualifications and needs of the department.

The Department of Music includes 250 undergraduate students pursuing commercial, education, and music performance degrees with seventeen full-time faculty and forty-five adjunct instructors. The department is a unit within the School of the Arts and is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of the Arts opened the stunning Noorda Center for the Performing Arts in 2019, which houses classroom, studio, production, rehearsal, and performance spaces, including a state-of-the-art 900-seat concert hall. The Noorda is home to a robust concert season from School of the Arts student and faculty performers as well as an extensive professional performing arts series. With over 40,000 students, Utah Valley University is the largest university in Utah.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in music; significant professional experience working in commercial music; commitment to excellence in teaching; intentional activity supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion; potential for high quality creative work and/or scholarship appropriate to the discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge in commercial music pedagogy from a producer, composer, or performer perspective.
  • Expertise with commercial music and studio software platforms.
  • Skills:

  • Competence in the use of academic course management systems (Canvas).
  • Abilities:

  • Ability to explain and demonstrate commercial music skills in a compelling and instructive manner. Ability to work well with students of varying abilities.
  • Ability to assess student learning.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    A record of successful teaching at the university or secondary level; depth of knowledge and experience in African American music and other vernacular genres; profile capable of attracting students to Utah Valley University; evidence of professional creative work, publication, and curricular innovation; professional expertise with rhythm section instruments.

    Physical Requirements

    Those typical of higher education instructor.

    EEO Statement

    Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    Benefits Summary

    UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

    FLSA Exempt Pay Range DOQ

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    Open Date 01/03/2022 Review Start Date 02/03/2022 Close Date 03/31/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Applicants should upload a cover letter, vitae, diversity statement that describes past activities that promoted equity, diversity, and inclusion and plans for future contributions, digital portfolio, and contact information for three references. The digital portfolio should include works completed within the last three years, including teaching videos and compositions. Additional supportive materials pertinent to the applicant's expertise could include final mixes and performance recordings (audio and video). Upload the digital portfolio as links to cloud storage or unlisted video links via “Other Document #1” and the diversity statement as “Other Document #2”. Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // www. uvu.jobs/postings/26135

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you meet the following minimum qualifications? Master's degree in music; significant professional experience working in commercial music; commitment to excellence in teaching; intentional activity supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion; potential for high quality creative work and/or scholarship appropriate to the discipline.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document #1
  • Other Document #2
  • Evidence of Degree (copy of transcript OR diploma)
  • Optional Documents

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