The University of North Texas College of Music announces a search for two, tenure-track appointments as Assistant Professors in Popular/Commercial Music in the College of Music. One of these appointments is likely to reside in our Division of Jazz Studies and the other will reside in our Division of Composition Studies. These two appointments will be recruited with an ambition to support a synergistic, collaborative, inter-divisional curriculum in Popular and Commercial Music across our College. Our current faculty in this curriculum include a songwriter, a historian, a theorist, a Jazz/Commercial violinist, and a media composer.
We seek colleagues who will join our efforts to prepare students for the wide variety of roles in the music profession they will encounter upon graduation, as well as maintaining an active creative/research agenda, and providing service within the College and the University as a whole. Between the Division of Jazz Studies and the Division of Composition Studies, our faculty are active and experienced practitioners of their various crafts—composers, performers, and scholars—who provide mentorship and opportunities for our students to be successful and competitive in diverse styles such as jazz, concert music, experimental music, electronic music, popular music, music for media, and music production.
Teaching: duties include teaching courses in popular/commercial music, including songwriting and music production, and courses in the analysis and history of popular music; teach courses in music technology that will enable our students to achieve professional results in composition, recording, post-production, and notation with affordable software and equipment; recruiting and mentor excellent undergraduate and graduate students with interests in popular/commercial music.
Research/Creative Activities: (to include commercial music projects, product development, publications, recordings, broadcasts, commissions, conference presentations, etc.)
Service Activities: (serving on divisional/college/university committees; service to professional organizations, etc.) commensurate with a tenure-track position in a Carnegie Research 1 institution; and other duties as assigned by the home Division and/or College.