Faculty Title Assistant Professor
Job Class Code 10031
Posting Number FRGV1280
Working Title School of Music: Assistant Professor of Music Education –
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Scope of Job
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio
Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of Music
Education beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. Teach undergraduate and
graduate courses in elementary and choral music education and courses in other
areas according to the candidate's qualifications and as assigned by the
department chair. Supervise student teachers and develop and maintain
positive, collaborative relations with area music educators. Possibility of
establishing and conducting children's choir and/or Kodaly/Orff levels program
as appropriate to candidate's qualifications and interests. Demonstrate
commitment to university service. Develop and maintain a strong research
presence in the music education field. Establish and maintain active
recruitment and interactions with the music education community throughout the
state and nationally.
UTRGV is a distributed institution. Though the position is based in
Brownsville TX, it may require physical presence at multiple locations
throughout the Rio Grande Valley on a regular basis.
It is UTRGV's Vision “ To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education,
its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual
university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities
that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and
beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff
that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more
equitable outcomes for student success.
UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and
multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio
Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify
as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest
percentage of Hispanic students.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-
breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester.
For additional information, please visit our website.
Department/College Background: The UTRGV School of Music prepares students
to succeed as teachers, performers, and scholars by studying diverse musical
styles, genres, and traditions; conducting research; and collaborating with
each other as well as with local, national, and global communities. Through
extensive community engagement, service learning, and exceptional performance
opportunities, we expand the understanding of music and enrich the cultural
life in our local society and beyond.
Doctorate in music education (ABD considered, with all requirements completed
by August 2022.).
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Three years elementary, middle, or high school choral music or general music
Expertise in teaching elementary/general music education and background in
choral music. Specializations or research interests in two or more of the
following areas: children's choirs, assessment, diversity, decolonized music
education, differentiation and exceptional learners, technology for music
education, vernacular/popular music, mariachi and/or Latin American music,
social justice, creativity, community music. Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and/or
Gordon MLT experience or certification(s), a demonstrated commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion and student success as well as working with
broadly diverse communities. Emerging or established national research profile
in peer-reviewed conferences and/or publications. Candidates from marginalized
groups and bilingual English/Spanish candidates are encouraged to apply.
License or Certification Required? No
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 09/01/2022
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and
ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to
race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected
veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil
rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government
requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and
activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and
building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural
environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of
women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for
all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Open Date 11/23/2021
Close Date 01/09/2022
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per
and at least 135 days in length.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any
confidential information from the documents you attach with your application.
The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Social
Security Number Gender Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this
information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be
forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC).
CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.
To apply for this job posting visit: careers.utrgv.edu
UTRGV on line APPLICATION
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Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete
applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget
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