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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in Visual/Performing Arts
    Arts & Humanities
    University of Texas at Dallas

    Assistant Professor of Instruction in Visual / Performing Arts

    The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction in Music Theory. Candidates will be evaluated on their willingness to nurture a progressive, creative classroom environment where all voices are welcomed and valued, their training in music theory, how their pedagogical approach intersects with their research interests, and experience teaching at the university level. Earned Doctorate in Music Theory (PhD) or Composition (DMA) at the time of appointment preferred.

    This is a full-time position with a four-course load per semester. Teaching duties include three undergraduate levels of music theory, and other courses in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise or assigned based upon the needs of the Visual and Performing Arts program. We seek candidates with a record of excellent teaching, and who are excited to contribute to the music concentration within the Visual and Performing Arts B.A. degree program at UT Dallas.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. It is expected that candidates will hold a terminal degree in their field.

    2. Nationally established and active professional career evidenced by the creative exhibition, publication, and/or scholarship.

    3. College-level teaching experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

    2. Teaching experience at the graduate level.

    3. Demonstrated ability to infuse course content with scholarship.

    4. Demonstrated record of scholarship, creative activity through publication, performance, and/or exhibition history.

    5. Demonstrated integration of technology into their work.

    6. Experimental and forward-thinking in their teaching, scholarship, and artistic practice.

    Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), and the full contact information of at least three academic or professional references via the online application at

    The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

    The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.


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