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Faculty - Tenure Track - Percussion
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Faculty - Tenure Track - Percussion
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Department of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Tenure Track - Percussion

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Utah Valley University Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Percussion position beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will be an insightful and engaging teacher and artist-level performer who cultivates and sustains a rigorous learning environment. Duties of this position include teaching applied percussion lessons, masterclasses, percussion ensemble, and other chamber music ensembles while maintaining a career as a recognized performer and educator. Additional teaching assignments could include pedagogy and literature classes, percussion methods, other classes depending on the candidate's qualifications and needs of the department, and other duties as assigned. Percussion area service components will include recruiting, entrance auditions, juries, collaborating with conductors for ensemble placement auditions, and maintaining percussion instrument inventory. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain collegial relationships with secondary school and private percussion instructors throughout the region by hosting or providing workshops and clinics.

The Department of Music includes 290 undergraduate students pursuing performance, education, and commercial music degrees with seventeen full-time faculty and thirty 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. In January 2019 the School of the Arts opened the stunning Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, which houses classroom, 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 41,000 students, Utah Valley University is the largest university in Utah.

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.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in percussion performance required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and methodology of percussion performance and pedagogy.
Proven skills as an accomplished teacher and performer.
Skills in recruiting outstanding students, interviewing and placement of students.
Ability to develop curriculum and teach assigned courses.
Ability to engage students in learning and performing opportunities on campus and in the community.
Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience teaching college-level applied percussion, evidence of accomplishment as a professional performer, demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as well as scholarship, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Expertise in hand percussion/world music, drum set, technology, new music, and/or other disciplines is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

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

Advertisement Number: FAC00920 Music Faculty

Open Date: 01/28/2020

Review Start Date: 03/02/2020

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants should upload a cover letter, vitae, and contact information for three references (as Other Document #1). Screening of applicants will begin March 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. After the review date, advancing candidates may be asked to provide:
performance recordings in solo and/or ensemble settings (up to 30 minutes; video recordings where possible)
video of your teaching or coaching
representative materials supporting any secondary areas of teaching and scholarship. This could include PDF documentation of syllabi, course materials, or presentations.
Please have these materials ready to submit on short notice.

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